Following a review of its 2016 final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, also known as the electronic recordkeeping rule, OSHA has corrected an implementation error that affects the compliance obligations of employers in state-plan states.
BRENTWOOD, TN (August 2, 2017)—The EHS Daily Advisor® has announced the results of its OSHA Recordkeeping Standard and Electronic Submission Survey sponsored by Sphera, the world’s largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services. The survey, conducted in May and June of 2017, sheds light on how companies are faring in response to […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said it is ready to launch its Web-based form for electronically submitting 2016 injury and illness data from 300A forms. The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will be accessible August 1, 2017, where affected employers will be able to provide the information from their completed 2016 300A (Summary of […]
Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have introduced legislation to reinstate OSHA’s recently overturned recordkeeping rule.
On May 17, OSHA announced that it has delayed the July 1 filing deadline for injury and illness electronic reporting. The new filing deadline has yet to be determined, and no reason has been given yet for the postponement.
Recently, a subscriber asked the following question: We have recently had two medical issues that required us to send the employees to the hospital. One passed out and collapsed from pneumonia, and the other had a potential TIA. Do either of these qualify as OSHA recordable accidents?
Here’s a scenario: 4 years ago, your safety manager became seriously ill. He continued to work for you for several more years, but had a lot of absences and wasn’t as proficient as he had been before. Eventually, his health forced him into retirement, and at that point, you discovered that your Log 300 records […]
OSHA has issued a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective January 18, 2017.
Recently, a subscriber asked us the following question: How long should industrial hygiene surveys be kept on file? This was our response:
Keeping track of training is an essential task for environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers, but it can be time-consuming and difficult to keep up with. Enter learning management systems (LMSs), electronic databases specifically designed for tracking employee training and continuing education. But if you’ve ever chosen or had to work with a poorly designed, […]