The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has produced a “year one” impact-evaluation report on its Severe Injury Reporting Program.
The report follows on a rule change that went into effet January 1, 2015, which required U.S. employers to report to OSHA within 24 hours of any work-related amputation, in-patient hospitalization or loss of eye.
OSHA reports that it received 7,636 “hospitalization reports” in 2015. The manufacturing industry was responsible for 26% of the hospitalization reports, while 19% were from construction and 11% from transportation and warehousing. Fully 57% of “amputation reports” came from manufacturing, with 10% from construction. Read more (PDF)
(Note: To streamline record keeping required by OSHA and many insurance companies, building contractors my find the NAHB's Recordkeeping Toolkit useful.)