With some key changes in the existing reporting system, the employers now have to report all construction related accidents within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, and other damages within 24 hours of the time when accidents took place at the workplace. It is required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Previously, reporting to the OSHA was not a stringent requirement for employers, as they used to do so when more than three workers were injured and taken to the hospital in the same accident.And it was ineffective system to some extent, especially when the OSHA had to device a safety guideline for the workers associated with construction and crane industry.

The updated reporting requirement is purposed to meet a life-saving resolution at workplaces when the workers remain highly exposed to deadly accidents. With the help of new updated reporting system, the OSHA will make employers and workers as well to identify and to avoid fatal accidents, which might potentially take place at the workplaces.

Since its inception, the OSHA has been suggesting safety guidelines periodically to the employers so as to keep the workplace safe and healthy for the workers. With the advanced safety devices in crane machines like crane load moment indicator, it is now possible for the operators to avoid feasible incidents at the workplaces.

The employers are given three routes, in the newest reporting system, to report the OSHA regarding any fatal incidents: Call to the nearby OSHA office during the office hours, dial 24×7 toll free numbers at 1-800-321-6742, or visit the website www.osha.gov/report_online to report the incidents.