Why You Need OSHA Recordkeeping Training
Do you find it a PAIN to keep up with OSHA recordkeeping standards? Do you wonder if you are doing it right – or all wrong? Do you wish you had straightforward, compliant, OSHA recordkeeping training? Do you wish you did not have to learn about OSHA record keeping the hard way?
Suffer no more! Now you can solve your OSHA record keeping problems the easy way with our new course, “OSHA Recordkeeping for Managers and Supervisors”.
This course covers all the basics of OSHA recordkeeping, and you’ll receive an official OSHA recordkeeping certification upon successful course completion. CertifyMe.net is a recognized leader in forklift training, pallet jack instruction, manlift operation and more – and now, our OSHA recordkeeping training helps “close the loop” with all of your internal safety records.
In the event of an accident or other mishap, OSHA requires a full record of all safety training logs. With our OSHA recordkeeping requirements, you don’t have to worry filling the gaps or trying to satisfy inspector demands.
Once you and your training supervisors are done with our OSHA recordkeeping course, you’ll have all the required knowledge to store, access and select any training record, from any employee!
OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
OSHA requires employers to record and report all work-related illnesses, injuries and fatalities. OSHA, employers and workers use such information to evaluate workplace safety hazards and implement protections to eliminate, or at least, reduce hazards. Reporting an incident does not mean that the employer was at fault or has violated OSHA rules, nor does it mean that the employee has a right to receive workers’ compensation or other benefits.
OSHA has recently issued a few updates to their requirements for recordkeeping that went into effect starting January 1st, 2015. The two main updates include:
- New list of industries that are exempt from keeping regular records
- Expansion of list of severe work-related injuries that must be reported by covered employees.
For the first update, the list of industries was changed in regards to the basis for classification. The old list was based on the Standard Industrial Classification system and injury from the BLS from 1996-1998. The updated list now exempts industries based on the North American Industry Classification system, and injury and illness data from the BLS from 2007-2009. What remains from the old list is that any employer with ten or fewer employees, regardless of industry, does not have to keep regual records. Establishments in low-hazard industries are also exempt from having to keep regular records for OSHA. These low-risk divisions include retail facilities, insurance and real estate, and the service industry.
The second update expands on the old list of severe work-related injuries that employees not exempted must report to OSHA. The updated rule maintains the requirement for employers to report all fatalities within 8 hours of occurrence and adds a new requirement for employers to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye within 24 hours to OSHA.
These recordkeeping updates were made to improve injury and fatality prevention in the workplace by looking more closely at the work environments and situations that continue to cause the most harm and present the highest risk.
How do Employers Report to OSHA?
All employers need to report work-related fatalities within 8 hours as well as in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye. Employers can report these incidences to OSHA either by calling their free and confidential number at 1-800-321-6742, calling your closest area office during business hours, or by using the new online form.
What Information is Required When Reporting?
- Employers need to provide OSHA with this information when reporting an injury or fatality:
- The name of your establishment
- The location of the incident
- The time of the incident
- The type of incident (fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye)
- The number of employees affected by one of the or multiple incident types listed above
- The names of the employee(s) affected
- Your contact person and their phone number
- A description of the incident
Additional Requirements and Non-Requirements from OSHA
REQUIRED by OSHA:
- Reporting an incident caused by a motor vehicle accident that occurred in a construction zone
- Reporting work-related heart attacks
- Reporting incident if the fatality occurred within 30 days of the incident.
- Reporting incident if the in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye occurred within 24 hours of the incident
- Non-exempt employers need to record all incidences on their own records
NOT REQUIRED by OSHA:
- Reporting incidences that occurred on commercial or public transportation systems
- Reporting motor vehicle accidents that occurred on a public road or highway
- Reporting in-patient hospitalizations that only involved observation or diagnostic testing
About Our OSHA Recordkeeping Course for Managers & Supervisors
This interactive course on OSHA Recordkeeping for Managers and Supervisors will help you comply with OSHA’s Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR Part 1904). In this training, you will discover the truth about:
- Businesses that are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements
- The types of incidents that must be documented according to OSHA recordkeeping standards
- Work-related illnesses/injuries and new cases
- The three key OSHA recordkeeping forms
- Timelines for OSHA record keeping
- Three methods for reporting OSHA of reportable incidents
- Employee rights under OSHA recordkeeping requirements, Part 1904
- Other OSHA recordkeeping issues, and more
Did You Know That …?
- If an employee suffers an injury falling out of his truck in the company parking lot, it is part of the work environment and you must report it, depending on OSHA recordkeeping criteria.
- If a worker suffers an injury on company property outside his assigned working hours, it is reportable under OSHA record keeping requirements.
- If the employee suffers an illness or injury on company premises outside his assigned working hours and is performing personal tasks unrelated to their employment, this might not be reportable under OSHA recordkeeping criteria.
Don’t be! Get the FACTS. Discover the details of OSHA recordkeeping requirements. See examples of actual workplace incidents that demonstrate a manager’s responsibilities in documenting and reporting.
Get OSHA Recordkeeping Training
If you’re at all worried with not complying with OSHA recordkeeping regulations, then don’t take any chances and complete an OSHA recordkeeping training. Knowing that you understand all of the rules fully and that you are well-equipped to keep the records of your employees and workplace in accordance with OSHA’s many standards, you can eliminate all risks of fines and legalities. Your employees will also enjoy peace of mind on the job and fair treatment since all accidents and injuries will be well documented so OSHA can properly look into the causes and safety of the work environment.
Not complying with OSHA’s record keeping regulations can lead to not only costly fines but also the risk of employees leaving and a shut down of the business. Keeping records properly is important because OSHA takes this very seriously. Not keeping full records can lead to serious investigations if accidents and injuries are not reported. OSHA does not allow employers to dissuade employees from keeping injuries to themselves to avoid reprimanding.
OSHA recordkeeping training teaches employers exactly how to follow OSHA protocols to avoid investigations and fines. Not only does it help employers protect their business and avoid trouble with OSHA but it also helps create a safer workplace and heightened well-being of the employees.
Our OSHA recordkeeping requirements complement our industrial vehicle training classes. Because all of our forklift, pallet jack and other training courses are accessible online anytime, you can always print out the most recent, up-to-date training records. Think of CertifyMe.net as the ultimate “backup disc” for all of your OSHA recordkeeping training needs!
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