OSHA requires employers to report all work-related amputations, in-patient hospitalizations, and eye loss within 24 hours. Employers have to report work-related fatalities to OSHA within 8 hours. The maximum fine for failing to report under these timeframes used to be $1,000, with reductions available under specific circumstances. OSHA recently revised its enforcement procedures. The maximum fine for reporting violations is now set at $5,000. Although the same reductions are still available, the OSHA Area Director’s can raise the unadjusted penalty as high as $7,000 if the Director believes it’s appropriate to achieve the necessary deterrent effect. This is an important change. You can view OSHA’s revised enforcement guidance here.