When it comes to an OSHA reportable incident or illness it must be reported within 24 hours for: a hospitalization for anything other than diagnostic purposes, an amputation, loss of an eye. If there is a fatality, it must be reported within 8 hours.

When it comes to the OSHA criteria for reportable cases this may be difficult due to the fact that a hospitalization must occur within 24 hours of initial exposure and a fatality has to be reported within 30 of initial exposure. Most cases may not fall underneath OSHA’s guidelines. If there are any questions regarding this call ABC of WI for assistance.

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