“OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers”

Safety Records: Recording Work-Related Illness and Injury Each employer is required by OSHA to keep records of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Specifically, they must record each fatality, injury and illness that is work-related is a new case, and meets one or more of the general recording criteria noted in Section 1904.7 (or the application to … Continue reading “OSHA Recordable Injuries- To Record Or Not To Record – Here Are Some Answers”

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Update! OSHA Tells Companies To Report Injuries, But There’s No Website For That Yet

Breaking Update 5-17-2017 - OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017, date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to this webpage when they are available. … Continue reading Update! OSHA Tells Companies To Report Injuries, But There’s No Website For That Yet

“OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule Places New Requirements On Employers”

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a long-awaited final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data, providing for such data to be made publicly available, and updating employee notification and antiretaliation provisions. Background OSHA is charged with enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Act of … Continue reading “OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule Places New Requirements On Employers”

“OSHA Issues Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”

Provisions call for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they already record Why is OSHA issuing this rule? This simple change in OSHA’s rulemaking requirements will improve safety for workers across the country. One important reason stems from our understanding of human behavior and motivation. Behavioral economics tells us that making injury … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”

“Are You Meeting This OSHA Requirement? – “Are You Training Your Employees In A Language That They Understand?”

In order for your Environmental and Health Safety (EHS) training to be effective, you must have clear communication with trainees. This goal may be hard to achieve with workers who speak English as a second language (ESL). However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that an employer’s responsibility to provide employees with information … Continue reading “Are You Meeting This OSHA Requirement? – “Are You Training Your Employees In A Language That They Understand?”

New! “OSHA Updates Its Required Workplace Safety Poster”

The last time OSHA updated the “It’s the Law” poster was in 2007. Now the agency is out with a new version that incorporates new injury reporting obligations for employers. Existing posters do not need to be replaced, but I'd suggest that you post the new one for your employees to be informed as well. … Continue reading New! “OSHA Updates Its Required Workplace Safety Poster”