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New Employer Recordkeeping Requirements

Effective July 1, 2015, employers must report to L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety & Health any workplace incident resulting in the following:

•Death or in-patient hospitalization of any employee. Must be reported within 8 hours of the incident.

•Amputation or loss of any eye of any employee. Must be reported within 24 hours of the incident.

◦If the amputation or loss of an eye results in an in-patient hospitalization, then follow the 8 hour reporting requirement above.

•Employers or their agent can contact DOSH’s toll-free number at 1-800-423-7233 or visit their local L&I office to report.

This applies to all employers no matter what industry they work in.  Visit web page for further details and requirements.

Effective July 1, 2015, there are some additional industries/businesses who must now record workplace injuries and illnesses on an OSHA 300 log.

Employers are exempt from the OSHA recordkeeping requirements only if:

•They have 10 or less employees at all times during the calendar year, unless they are informed in writing from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), OSHA or DOSH that they need to comply.

◦Employee count includes all employees at all of their business locations combined.

•Their business establishment, by four-digit NAICS, is included on the industry exemption list in Table 1 under WAC 296-27-00105.

Visit recordkeeping and reporting web page for further details, requirements, and resources.  The web page will also provide businesses with information on how to determine their NAICS code.



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