“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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OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

Employers know they need to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses, but sometimes figuring out whether a particular case belongs on the OSHA 300 Log can be tricky. OSHA uses a four-part test to determine recordability. In order for an injury or illness to be considered recordable, the case must meet all four of … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

Employers know they need to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses, but sometimes figuring out whether a particular case belongs on the OSHA 300 Log can be tricky.OSHA uses a four-part test to determine recordability. In order for an injury or illness to be considered recordable, the case must meet all four of the … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Recordable Or Not?”

OSHA Law Update – February 1st – An Important OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadline

By Amanda R. Strainis-Walker and Eric J. Conn February 1st is an important annual OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping deadline for all U.S. employers, except for those with only ten or fewer employees or who operate in enumerated low hazard industries such as retail, service, finance, insurance or real estate (see the exempted industries at Appendix … Continue reading OSHA Law Update – February 1st – An Important OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadline

OSHA Quick Takes – February 1, 2012

In this issue New RAND study on the effectiveness of California's Injury and Illness Prevention Program rule OSHA reminds employers to post injury/illness summaries beginning Feb. 1 New OSHA training videos in English and Spanish help educate workers on respirator use California Attorney General announces settlement requiring honest advertising over Brazilian Blowout products OSHA orders … Continue reading OSHA Quick Takes – February 1, 2012

Recordkeeping Tips from a Safety Law Attorney

Some really good information from this Webinar! OSHA recordkeeping requirements can be difficult to navigate. Here's some help on two key issues from an attorney who specializes in safety law. In a recent BLR webinar entitled "Safety Recordkeeping: Maintaining Records that Pass Inspection andBuild Strong Safety Culture," Adele L Abrams, Esq., CMSP, of the Law … Continue reading Recordkeeping Tips from a Safety Law Attorney

New OSHA App for Heat Monitoring & Heat Illness

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- When summer temperatures sky rocket, a quick trip to the pool or some relaxing shade can be the perfect answer.  If you work outdoors, however, there's no escaping the oppressive summer heat. "Obviously humidity, high humidity affects the heat index.  It can be very dangerous, it can precipitate heat stroke, even go … Continue reading New OSHA App for Heat Monitoring & Heat Illness

OSHA Offers Teleconferences to Small Business on Proposed Changes to OSHA 300 Log – April 11th & 12th

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is looking for your feedback on plans to alter the 300 Log, a form containing details on workplace injuries and illnesses that must be completed by most U.S. businesses on a regular basis. OSHA wants to restore a column to the log that would require employers to enter … Continue reading OSHA Offers Teleconferences to Small Business on Proposed Changes to OSHA 300 Log – April 11th & 12th