1) How long did you have to notify OSHA about the death of Jeremy Sines?
According to the guidelines on reporting fatalities to OSHA, it was clearly stipulated that “within eight (8) hours after the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident, you must orally report the fatality/multiple hospitalization by telephone or in person to the Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor, that is nearest to the site of the incident” (Dept. of Labor par. 1). As such, since the incident happened on September 26, 2013 at 3:45 PM, the reporting should be done immediately and not to exceed eight hours after the reported date and time of death.
2) When should you send these forms to OSHA?
These forms should be sent to OSHA only when OSHA asks for them. As disclosed, “you do not have to send the completed forms to OSHA unless specifically asked to do so” .
3) Should you post the Log or the Summary for your employees? If so, when do you post it?
Yes, the employer should post the log and the summary for all employees who have encountered any work-related injuries or illnesses. This form should be filled in within 7 calendar days after the work-related injury or illness has been duly reported.
4) How long should you keep these forms on file?
As noted, these forms should be kept on file within 5 years after the report has been duly accomplished in a particular year.
Dept. of Labor. "OSHA Forms for Recording: Work Related Injuries and Illnesses." n.d. Print.
—. "Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness." n.d. osha.gov. https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=standards&p_id=12783. 23 September 2013.