New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday signed the law a new accident reporting requirement for employers whose workers are killed or seriously injured at work.
H. B. 406, which enters into force in 59 days, requires "every employer to report the death of any person in the workplace or workplace within 8 hours of such an opportunity to the Committee of Commissioners by telephone or electronically." The report must contain "as complete a reason as possible" to death and the place where the deceased's body was sent ", and must provide" other information in relation to the death that may be required by the commissioner ".  The new law sets New Hampshire in line with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration's comprehensive damage reporting rule.
It calls for regulatory authorities to investigate the cause of death and "may notify the employer that precautionary measures must be taken that can prevent the recurrence of similar events." The law also states that "a statement in such a report may not be declared admissible in the event of any action that arises. due to the reported death. ”
HB 406 also requires employers to report serious injuries within 24 hours of an event.