Currently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration requires that companies with more than 10 employees report work-related injuries only if an accident results in the hospitalization of three or more workers. Current regulations also require that fatal work-related accidents be reported to OSHA within eight hours. Staring Jan. 1, OSHA's requirements for reporting injuries will change.
The rule changes are aimed at protecting employees from injury by addressing dangerous work conditions more quickly. After the New Year, non-exempt employers in Maryland and throughout the country will be required to report every work-related injury that requires an employee to be hospitalized. Additionally, every instance of amputation or eye loss resulting from a work-related accident must be reported.