Tag Archives: OSHA recordkeeping

Electronic Submittal of OSHA Logs – Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

OSHA published its newest standard today – a requirement for employers to electronically submit injury data to OSHA. OSHA plans to publish that data on its website. The important details Establishments with 250 or more employees will be required to … Continue reading

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OSHA New Injury Reporting Requirement

Federal OSHA has implemented new injury reporting requirements as of January 1, 2015:  you must report any fatality to OSHA within 8 hours (that has not changed).  In-patient hospitalization of one employee (used to be three employees), amputation or loss … Continue reading

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OSHA Recordkeeping – 2012 OSHA 300 Summaries should be posted

OSHA 300 logs must be completed and the summaries posted by Feb 1.  Here are a few pointers: If you had ten or more employees at any time during the year, complete the log. Record only cases where the employee … Continue reading

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Are your incentives really disincentives for injury reporting?

From a recent OSHA QuickTakes: In a March 12 memo to OSHA Regional Administrators and whistleblower investigative staff, OSHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax addressed workplace policies and practices that can discourage workers from reporting injuries and could constitute unlawful … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: OSHA Recordkeeping

Maintaining an OSHA 300 Log of Injuries and Illnesses in the workplace is a good way to track injuries, even if you are not required to maintain the log.  A separate log on non-recordable injuries allows you to track trends … Continue reading

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Are Your Records In Order?

We’ve had several calls lately from clients for whom we do Right to Know training, but who do not have maintenance contracts with us. “OSHA’s here, and I can’t find the roster from the training you did, or my written … Continue reading

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Are Your Records In Order?

New Challenges and Directions for OSHA

In a July letter, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Dr. David Michaels, director of OSHA, outlined his agenda for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration: 1. Stronger Enforcement: Some Employers Need Incentives to Do the Right Thing. Comment: We at CHESS … Continue reading

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New Challenges and Directions for OSHA

Symposium: Unveiling the Mystery

On Wednesday, September 22, CHESS will present at the Unveiling the Mystery symposium. This full day educational seminar, aimed at Human Resources Managers, Chief Financial Officers, Risk Managers, and Safety Coordinators, will have the following topics: Workers’ Compensation Experience Mod … Continue reading

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OSHA and NIOSH: Recent discussion at Industrial Hygiene Conference

Janet Keyes, CIH, recently attended the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCe) in Denver.  We will be featuring some of the highlights from that conference. Dr. David Michaels, head of OSHA, and Dr. John Howard, head of NIOSH, presented … Continue reading

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OSHA Record Keeping National Emphasis Program

OSHA announced a National Emphasis Program focusing on record keeping. The National Emphasis Program allows OSHA to focus energies on investigating specific concerns, such as Process Safety Management, trenching, and now record keeping. Inspections, focusing on high injury and illness … Continue reading

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