Thanks to a new law that went into effect on January 1st of 2015, employers are required to immediately report all serious workplace injuries to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, OSHA says that not all employers are doing as required. It estimates that 50 percent of the severe injuries suffered in the workplace went unreported by employers last year.
Failing To Report Serious Injuries To OSHA Means Increased Penalties
According to an article from Manufacturing.net, OSHA’s estimate is based on comparisons between states’ workers’ compensation reports and the number of incidents actually reported by employers.