Changes to the reporting of injuries to workers will save businesses thousands of hours of form-filling every year, the Government said.
From yesterday, employers will no longer have to report to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) injuries which keep workers off normal duties for up to seven days.
Previously, employers had been required to report to the HSE any injuries that kept workers off normal duties for three days or more.
Incidents such as workers cutting their hand or getting fingers trapped in doors will no longer have to be reported.
The change to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) of 1995 will see a fall of around 30 per cent in the number of incidents that must be reported.