MIOSHA revised the recordkeeping and reporting rules in response to OSHA’s September 18, 2014, final rule. The recordkeeping regulation revision requires employers to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations, and losses of an eye to MIOSHA within 24 hours of the event. The new reporting requirements will have a significant impact on MIOSHA enforcement activities. A large increase in the number of workplace incident reports to MIOSHA is anticipated.
Please note that the existing requirement in MIOSHA Administrative Standard Part 11, Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, requiring employers to report work-related fatalities to MIOSHA within eight hours has not changed. However, employers are no longer required to report within eight hours the inpatient hospitalization of three more employees as a result of a work-related incident. Instead, employers must report within 24 hours the inpatient hospitalization of one or more employees.
If you have any questions or concerns contact Matt McClintick, MITA Safety & Workforce Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the MTIA office at 517-347-8336.