Mandatory Reporting to OSHA

We are half way through 2015. Are you following the employment laws that went into effect January 1, 2015?

Mandatory Reporting to OSHA
AB 326 amends current law requiring a company to immediately report a severe occupational injury, illness or death to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by phone or telegraph.  The bill very simply replaces the ability to report by telegraph with email.  An employer who violates the immediate reporting requirement may be assessed a civil penalty of not less than $5,000.  Employers continue to be required to report any occupational injury or illness which results in lost time beyond the date of injury or illness, or which requires medical treatment beyond first aid, within 5 days after the employer learns of the injury or illness.

Source for Employment notes: New California Employment Laws for 2015 by: Laura K. Sitar, Shareholder at Wroten & Associates .