The general Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping, reporting and posting rule applies to most every business with more than 10 employees. New York state marinas, auto/RV dealerships, nurseries/landscapers, manufacturers and refuse companies, are all in industries that must comply. The Flanders Group also serves many real estate companies and some businesses in this industry sector may be exempt from the OSHA rule regardless of number of employees.
There is one category of incident that requires every type of employer to record and report to OSHA, regardless of their industry, business type, or number of employees. In cases of any accident that results in one or more fatalities or the hospitalization of three or more employees, every employer must advise the nearest OSHA office within eight hours of the occurrence of the accident. In most cases, the reporting will be followed by OSHA investigating such accidents to determine whether violations of standards contributed to the event.
Since this OSHA regulation applies to every operating business, it is important for all managers within your company to be aware of it. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about how to report such an accident to OSHA, please contact us at The Flanders Group for assistance.