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When does an employer have to report a hospitalization to OSHA?

When does an employer have to report a hospitalization to OSHA?

The regulatory requirement at 29 C.F.R. 1904.39, OSHA’s Fatality and Serious Injury Reporting Rule, which requires employers to report to OSHA certain in-patient hospitalizations, may seem straightforward, but there are several nuances employers routinely miss that affect the determination whether a hospitalization is actually reportable to OSHA.

When does an in patient hospitalization take place?

First, as defined by the regulation, an in-patient hospitalization occurs only upon: “formal admission into the in-patient service of the hospital or clinic for care or treatment.”

What happens if you don’t report a hospitalization?

Although failing to timely report a reportable hospitalization can be cited, and could set up an employer for costly Repeat violations, over-reporting has its own significant consequences.

What was the old requirement to report hospitalization?

Under the old requirement to report the hospitalization of three or more workers, the operative analysis was whether the employees stayed overnight at the hospital.

When does your health care provider recommend inducing labor?

Your health care provider might recommend inducing labor for various reasons, primarily when there’s concern for a mother’s health or a baby’s health. For example: You’re approaching two weeks beyond your due date, and labor hasn’t started naturally (postterm pregnancy)

When to take 12 weeks off for family and medical leave?

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives eligible employees the right to take up to 12 weeks off in a 12-month period for the following reasons: to care for a new child. because the employee is incapacitated by a serious health condition, or.

How long does an employer have to give an employee for medical leave?

An employer may require that the need for leave for a serious health condition of the employee or the employee’s immediate family member be supported by a certification issued by a health care provider. The employer must allow the employee at least 15 calendar days to obtain the medical certification.

Why is the concern after two weeks of pregnancy?

Why the concern after two weeks? When a pregnancy lasts longer than 42 weeks, amniotic fluid might begin to decrease and there’s an increased risk of having a baby significantly larger than average (fetal macrosomia). There’s also an increased risk of C-section, fetal inhalation of fecal waste (meconium aspiration) and stillbirth.