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2015 OSHA Changes You & Your Employer May Need to Know (Pt. 1)

With the New Year here, some very important changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) policies have gone into effect, and these updates may impact you and your employer. In this two-part blog series, we will take a closer look at some of the most noteworthy 2015 OSHA changes that you and your employer may need to know about.

If, however, your primary focus is recovering from a recent workplace injury, don’t hesitate to contact trusted Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Michael Dominick for experienced help with your financial recovery. Attorney Michael Dominick is dedicated to working relentlessly to help injured workers obtain the benefits they need and likely deserve.

2015 OSHA Changes: A Closer Look at Updated Regulations

The New Year has ushered in some changes to OSHA policies. Here’s a look at some of the most notable 2015 OSHA changes.

The New Year has ushered in some changes to OSHA policies. Here’s a look at some of the most notable 2015 OSHA changes.

As of January 1, 2015, the following are just a few of the OSHA changes and updates that have gone into effect:

  • New reporting requirements – All employers who fall under OSHA’s jurisdiction will now be required to report all work-related deaths to OSHA within 8 hours of the fatal incident. For all work-related injuries resulting in hospitalization, amputation and/or the loss of an eye, employers are required to report these incidents to OSHA within 24 hours of their occurrence.

  • Recordkeeping rules – When it comes to the 2015 OSHA changes regarding recordkeeping, there are two new rules that have gone into effect this year. These are as follows:
    • First new recordkeeping rule – This pertains to an update of the list of employers that are exempt from keeping thorough OSHA injury and illness records due to their relatively low rates of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. In particular, the update has been based on newer data from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), rather than older data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

      With this new 2015 OSHA change, there will still be an exemption in place for employers who have 10 or less employees (regardless of their industry classification).

    • Second new recordkeeping rule – With this new rule, the list of severe workplace injuries that all covered employers must report to OSHA has been expanded.

We will continue our discussion regarding some notable 2015 OSHA changes in the upcoming second part of this blog series that will be published soon – be sure to check it out!

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick

If you have sustained a workplace injury or your loved one has experienced a fatal work injury, you can turn to the trusted and experienced Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick. Our legal professionals are experienced at going up against corporate lawyers and insurance companies, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to securing our Clients the maximum possible benefits and compensation for their injuries and financial losses.

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