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Archive of: Injury Reporting (8 CCR section 342)
27 June 2014
Employers have to report workplace accidents and injuries to OSHA, whether Cal/OSHA, Fed/OSHA or another state’s OSHA, within 8 hours of knowing that an injury or illness is “serious.” Let’s look at what that means.
23 May 2013
In the last episode of the First Responder’s Dilemma we learned that Cal/OSHA is now penalizing first responders as “employers” for failure to report serious injures encountered during accident response calls as required by Title 8 CCR section 342(b). We left you wondering if first responders have a duty to follow an injury to determine its “serious” nature. (see Title 8 CCR section 330(h))
20 May 2013
The Orange County Fire Authority has had a bad couple of years, OSHA-wise. Since March 15, 2011, the agency has been cited for at least six alleged violations of the reporting rule found at Title 8 Code of California Regulations section 342(b). This is the public agency counterpart to the employer’s duty found in section 342(a) to report serious injuries and illnesses to Cal/OSHA. It requires police and fire agencies to report any “accident” which results in a serious injury, illness or death to an employee.