Effective January 1, 2015, the new OSHA incident reporting rule took effect.  The rule change expands the types of incidents employers are required to report to OSHA.  The prior rule required employers to report a work-related fatality or work-related hospitalization of three or more employees.  The rule has been modified to require the reporting of any work-related fatality, work-related hospitalization of one or more employees, all work-related amputations, and any work-related loss of an eye.  These new rules significantly lower the threshold for reporting incidents to OSHA.  The result of these changes will be an increase in the number of incidents that an employer is required to report to OSHA.  Employers should make note of the lower threshold on hospitalizations and the addition of the amputation and eye loss requirements.