Reminder: OSHA Injury Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Change January 1, 2015

In mid-September, OSHA published a final rule updating the injury and illness recordkeeping requirements to expand the list of severe injuries and illnesses that employers must report to OSHA. According to OSHA, "The final rule will allow OSHA to focus its efforts more effectively to prevent fatalities and severe work-related injuries and illnesses."

The changes:
Starting January 1, 2015, all employers (facilities) with 11 or more employees must report:
• All work-related fatalities within 8 hours; and
• Within 24 hours, all work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye.

How to report:
You can report to OSHA by:
• Calling OSHA’s free and confidential number: 1-800-321-6742
• Calling your closest OSHA area office during normal business hours
• Using the new online form that will soon be available, found here.

Click here for more information, the final rule, FAQs and other specifics. You may also contact Gary Mullings at or Kevin Walgenbach at

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association