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Savings and Safety Tips for March 2015 from All Safety Products, Inc.

New OSHA reporting requirements: Employers required to report fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses

As of Jan. 1, 2015, employers covered by federal OSHA are now required to report work-related fatalities within 8 hours and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.

Previously, employers were required to report all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident. The updated reporting requirements have a life-saving purpose: they will enable employers and workers to prevent future injuries by identifying and eliminating the most serious workplace hazards.

Employers can report these incidents by calling their nearest area office during normal business hours, or the 24-hour OSHA hotline at 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742). For more information and resources, visit OSHA's Web page on the updated reporting requirements . Soon employers will also be able to report fatalities, injuries and illnesses online.

As of January 1, 2015:

All employers must report:
  • Work-related fatalities within 8 hours
  • Within 24 hours, work-related:
    • Inpatient hospitalizations
    • Amputations
    • Losses of an eye

How to Report Incident

Call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) (can be used during all hours)

Call your nearest OSHA area office, during normal business hours

Employers under federal OSHA's jurisdiction were required to begin reporting by January 1, 2015. Establishments in a state with a state-run OSHA program should contact their state plan for the implementation date.

A Refresher For Correctly Using Emergency Eyewash

Use the emergency eye wash immediately if your eyes are exposed to a hazardous chemical.

The first few seconds after exposure to a hazardous chemical (especially a corrosive chemical) are critical. Delaying treatment, even for a few seconds, may result in irreparable eye damage. Don't hesitate!

Some outdoor eye washes may run discolored (rusty) water for a few seconds. Don't hesitate to use them immediately when needed.

Drains are rarely designed into floor plans to accommodate eye wash stations. Never let that stop you from using the equipment when needed.

To use emergency eye wash:

Immediately flush eyes for at least 15 minutes.
Keep the eyes open and rotate the eyeballs in all directions to remove contamination from around the eyes. An injured person may need help holding the eyelids open.
Call Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222 for advice, then seek medical attention immediately.
Have someone bring or fax the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the chemical to the doctor.
Report the injury or exposure.

Credit goes to UC San Diego for excellent information provided on their website, Eye Wash and Emergency Shower Guidelines


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