OSHA Requires Additional Industries to Report Workplace Conditions

As mentioned in our previous blog post, OSHA Updates Federal Health and Safety Regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) implemented new rules take effect this coming January.

In addition to stricter reporting requirements, the regulations require many new industries to keep OSHA 300 logs, a record of all injuries and illnesses, that have not had to do so in the past. 

OSHA has analyzed past data and reclassified what they call low-hazard industries.  The new classifications are based on newer North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, rather than Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes.
The below industries were added to the reporting requirements (if they employ 10 or more employees) for 2015.

  • Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing
  • Automobile dealers
  • Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores
  • Building material and supplies dealers
  • Specialty food stores
  • Beer, wine, and liquor stores
  • Other miscellaneous store retailers
  • Direct selling establishments
  • Lessors of real estate
  • Activities related to real estate
  • Consumer goods rental
  • Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing
  • Other professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Facilities support services
  • Services to buildings and dwellings
  • Other support services
  • Other ambulatory care services
  • Individual and family services
  • Community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services
  • Performing arts companies
  • Promoters of performing arts, sport, and similar events
  • Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions
  • Other amusement and recreation industries
  • Special food services
  • Other personal services

For more information on the 2015 changes, visit the OSHA Record Keeping website or learn how to stay compliant using Optimum Solutions Human Resources application. Contact us today to learn more, or watch a free software demo now!

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