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Important OSHA Injury Reporting Changes for 2015

Make sure your construction company is current

construction site injuries At Construction Labor Contractors, we know becoming well-versed in labor laws is a crucial part of your company’s labor staffing strategy. We want to see construction companies and contractors avoid class action or labor lawsuits while providing a respectful and safe work environment for employees. Make sure you’re up to date on the most important labor laws and OSHA injury reporting changes for 2015.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act, commonly referred to as OSHA, is a federal law that ensures that employers have to keep the workplace free of recognized and serious hazards. As of January 1, 2015 OSHA has made some changes to it’s requirements for reporting specific injuries and hospitalizations, such as how to handle reporting when an employee suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.

Currently employers only have to report work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees. However, as of Jan 1, employers under federal OSHA will be required to notify the administration within 24 hours when an employee suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. In addition, employers will have to notify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of all work-related fatalities within eight hours

Complying with federal labor laws is an important part of any company’s strategy, but when you’re staffing for construction projects, CLC knows that safety and fairness to your workers is a large concern. Many of these labor law worries can be put to rest by utilizing a labor staffing agency like Construction Labor Contractors. Let CLC help you provide the best benefits to your employees, by taking advantage of our human resources outsourcing.

Focus on the job at hand, and let CLC handle administrative concerns.

Establishing a solid risk management program isn’t easy, so many construction-related companies are turning to full-service risk management firm, such as CLC. We can help you put a comprehensive shield around your organization, absorb risk on your behalf, and minimize workplace injuries. Contact us to learn more today!

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