This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- What needs to be recorded - and what forms to use
- Understanding of the 1904.41 requirements
- The rules regarding location, retention, and maintenance of records
- How to identify work-related incidents and the general reporting criteria
- Which injuries need to be recorded and which ones are exempt
- Which OSHA files must be made available to employees
- Dealing with injuries of independent contractors and temporary workers
- How OSHA differentiates between injury or illness
- Which industries are required to report and which ones are exempt
- Setting up an incident reporting system that will make sure your logs are correct
- The National Emphasis Program on Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
- Properly posting and electronically filing your recordkeeping data
- The most common mistakes companies make when filling out their logs - and how to avoid them!
Those responsible for maintaining filling out and recording injuries and illnesses are often confused by what should and should not be included in the OSHA recordkeeping forms. Over-reporting injuries and illnesses can be as serious as under-reporting injuries and illnesses, and can even lead to uncomfortable OSHA inquiries or even inspections. It is also difficult to know how to accurately account for time lost due to injuries and illnesses, especially in the case of a part-time work force. While there seems to be general understanding of the OSHA injury and illness reporting and recording criteria, many struggle with applying it to real world situations.
Many employers are also confused by which forms should be used to initially report injuries and illness, and those that should be used for submission to OSHA or the proper reporting agency. This session will discuss these and in addition, suggestions will be offered for maintaining confidentiality of the OSHA Injury and Illness data.
Who will Benefit
- Safety personnel
- Occupational Health Personnel
- Human Resources Administrators
- Small Business Owners
- IT, data, quality staff and other members responsible for maintaining the OSHA 300s
- CEO or Company Executive
- Compliance & Safety Officer
- Director of Risk Management
- Director of Human Resources
- Regulatory Compliance Agent
- Risk Advisor-Insurance Companies
- General Contractors
- Process Technicians
- Warehouse Managers
- General Employees
- Construction Contractors, Nurses, Physicians
- HR Managers, Safety Managers, Facility Managers
- In-house Attorneys, Risk Managers, Business Owners
OSHA's recordkeeping standards and regulations mandate that companies record occupational injuries and illnesses and report certain incidents to the agency. Aside from OSHA's Part 1904 requirements, there are many additional recordkeeping and documentation mandates and best practices that, if ignored, can trigger penalties as high as $129,336 per violation. Knowing the important elements of these critical standards is key to an effective safety and health program and to avoid civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance.