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All employers under OSHA jurisdiction must report the following accidents to OSHA:
- Fatality: If an employee is killed on the job then it must be reported to OSHA within 8 hours of the accident.
- In-patient hospitalization: If an employee is admitted to in-patient care or treatment at a hospital then OSHA must be notified within 24 hours. An emergency room visit only does not require an employer to notify OSHA.
- Amputation: A traumatic loss of all or a part of a limb or an external body part must be reported to OSHA within 24 hours. Amputations include fingertips with or without bone loss, medical amputations resulting from irreparable damage after the accident, and amputations of body parts that have since been reattached.
- Eye loss: A loss of an eye is required to be reported to OSHA within 24 hours of the accident.
*Companies are not exempt from reporting accidents like they may be under the recordkeeping requirements due to company size or industry.
* You must report to OSHA if a fatality occurs within 30 days of the work-related incident, or if an in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye occurs within 24 hours of the work-related incident.
* Employers do not have to report the event if it resulted from a motor vehicle accident on a public street or highway unless it occurred in a construction work zone.
How to Report the Accident?
- Kentucky is a state plan OSHA state. You may contact the Kentucky State Plan Office at (502) 564-3070.
- If the OSHA office is closed, you may call the OSHA 24-hour hotline at 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).
- You can also report online at https://www.osha.gov/pls/ser/serform.html.
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