Published Date: 10/06/2014
By George Ports
The majority of Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina (OSHANC) employer reporting responsibilities can be satisfied by reporting recordable injuries and illnesses on forms 300 (Log), 301 (Individual Illness & Injury Report) and the 300A (Summary Report) that is required to be posted in the workplace each year from Feb. 1 to Apr. 30.
There are three situations however, that actually require employers to contact OSHANC. One such situation is when an employee is injured due to an accident involving a mechanical power press. In these circumstances, employers are required to report these injuries in writing to OSHANC as specified in the General Industry Standards 1910.217(g) and should be directed to:
Mr. Allen McNeely
Deputy Commissioner and Director of Occupational Safety and Health Division
1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1011
The other two situations involve an employee fatality or the inpatient hospitalization of three or more employees. Inpatient is defined as a person who has been admitted to a hospital or other health facility for an overnight stay.
Employers are required to orally report both of these situations to OSHANC within eight hours of knowledge of such by calling: 919‑779‑8560 or 1‑800‑625‑2267. For weekends, holidays or after work hours from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am call the State Capital Police at 919‑733‑3333.
As previously reported, effective January 1, 2015, employers will be required to report one or more work-related inpatient hospitalizations, an amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours. The “three or more employee hospitalizations” reporting requirement within eight hours will no longer be in effect.
For additional OSHANC contact information, go to http://j.mp/ncd-5.