Category: Recordkeeping

Safety Records

OSHA Eases Recordkeeping Requirements for COVID-19 Cases

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an enforcement memorandum instructing its inspectors to use discretion in enforcing injury and illness recordkeeping requirements for cases of COVID-19. The use of enforcement discretion does not apply to corrections, emergency services, healthcare, and law enforcement employers.

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Was That Incident Recordable … or Just First Aid?

Many EHS professionals wonder whether they are in proper compliance with all of the recordkeeping requirements issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). One question they often have, especially in the immediate aftermath of an incident in the workplace, is if the occurrence was a recordable injury (i.e., one that must be included […]

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The Importance of Properly Reporting Your OSHA Form 300A Data

It’s time for a reminder! Establishments covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic recordkeeping requirements must submit their completed 2019 Form 300A using OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) by Monday, March 2, 2020.

Infographic: OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping

Certain employers are required to electronically submit data from injury and illness records to OSHA each year, and this year’s deadline is approaching (March 2). This infographic provides an overview of the requirements and answers to some frequently asked questions about electronic recordkeeping.  

Safety Summit 2019: OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes Are More Costly Than Ever

Injury and illness recordkeeping is a perennial pain point for employers, and the past several years have seen numerous changes to an already confusing regulation. At BLR’s Safety Summit 2019, taking place from April 8–10 in Austin, Texas, safety law expert Adele Abrams, Esq., will deliver OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping & Reporting, a full-day […]

Cal/OSHA Will Hold Electronic Recordkeeping Hearing

The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has scheduled an advisory committee meeting for May 9, 2019, to discuss electronic submission of injury and illness records.

California’s Proposed Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Seeks to Provide Guidance

On October 10, 2018, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) issued an emergency proposal that would amend its State Plan to require designated employers in the state to electronically submit to federal OSHA their Cal/OSHA Form 300A, which contains data on occupational injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2017; under the proposal, the […]