California: Changing Definition of “Serious Injury” Expands Employer Responsibilities


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January 1, 2020


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AB 1805 revises the definition of a “serious” injury under the California Labor Code, resulting in expanded reporting responsibilities for employers.  Currently, employers are required to report to Cal/OSHA any serious injury or death in the workplace as soon as possible, but no later than eight hours after the employer became aware of the death or injury.  The timing requirements remain the same, but the revised definition of “serious” injury means employers will potentially need to report more injuries.

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