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OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rules Now Apply to Real Estate Industry Sectors

3/9/2015

For the past 40 years, OSHA has required the majority of employers with ten (10) or more employees to maintain records of workplace illness, injury, or death. Those same employers are also required to post the annual summary (300 logs) from February 1, through April 30, of the subsequent year (i.e., 2014’s summary is to be posted in 2015).

OSHA recently updated the recordkeeping rules to include a number of industries never required to report in the past. That same update also requires the electronic submission of injury, illness and death data to OSHA.

Among the industry sectors that are now required to maintain, post, and submit information concerning occupational injuries, illnesses, and deaths are the following:



NAICS Code

Industry Sector

53111

Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings

531110

Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings

53112

Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses)

531120

Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses)

53113

Lessors of Miniwarehouses and Self-Storage Units

531130

Lessors of Miniwarehouses and Self-Storage Units

53119

Lessors of Other Real Estate Property

531190

Lessors of Other Real Estate Property

5313

Activities Related to Real Estate

53131

Real Estate Property Managers

531311

Residential Property Managers

531312

Nonresidential Property Managers

53132

Offices of Real Estate Appraisers

531320

Offices of Real Estate Appraisers

53139

Other Activities Related to Real Estate

531390

Other Activities Related to Real Estate

5612

Facilities Support Services

56121

Facilities Support Services

561210

Facilities Support Services

5617

Services to Buildings and Dwellings

56171

Exterminating and Pest Control Services

561710

Exterminating and Pest Control Services

56172

Janitorial Services

561720

Janitorial Services

56173

Landscaping Services

561730

Landscaping Services

56174

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services

561740

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services

56179

Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings

561790

Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings



Recordkeeping citations are frequently issued and often costly due to the number of incidents that are either reported incorrectly or not reported at all.  Those citations can range from $1,000 to $7,000 per violation (which can be as simple as misclassifying an injury as an illness).  We closely monitor this and can offer your company guidance and assistance with respect to developing a recordkeeping program and operating it in a fashion that is compliant with OSHA regulations.