Category: Recordkeeping

Opinion: OSHA Discourages Blanket Postaccident Drug Testing

By Al Vreeland OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping rule, finalized in May, requires certain employers to submit injury and illness data to OSHA. But it also includes provisions intended to prevent employers from retaliating against employees who report injuries, among them a caution against postaccident drug testing. Here’s what guest columnist Al Vreeland thinks about the […]

OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Places New Requirements on Employers

By Arielle B. Sepulveda On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a long-awaited final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data, providing for such data to be made publicly available, and updating employee notification and antiretaliation provisions.

Q&A: Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

Recently, we received the following question from a subscriber about OSHA’s new Electronic Recordkeeping rule: What is the new OSHA tracking rule all about, and when will it go into effect? This was our response:

OSHA Finalizes Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

A final rule announced May 11 will require that thousands of establishments forward to OSHA information from injury and illness logs that they are already required to keep. Learn more about the requirements and find out how your workplace may be affected.

Incident Tracker, Analysis Tool Simplifies Incident Investigations

BLR’s Incident Tracker is a timesaving tool to track your company’s incidents, including near misses. But it can also simplify your incident investigation efforts–especially if the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requests that you conduct a Rapid Response Investigation, or RRI, following a report to the Agency of a fatality or severe injury.

OSHA’s Serious Event Online Form Up and Running

OSHA’s Serious Event Reporting Online Form has recently gone live. The Agency’s new recordkeeping rule that went into effect in January 2015 requires employers to report to OSHA any work-related fatality within 8 hours and any inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye within 24 hours.

Webinar: First Aid or Medical Treatment? Ensure Proper Recording & Comply with OSHA’s New Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Requirements

Businesses often struggle with determining whether an employee’s injury/illness is work-related, a new case, or whether treatment-rendered by either a licensed health-care provider or a first-aid trained coworker, need to be recorded. To assure compliance, it is critical to have a clear and complete understanding of what constitutes a work-related injury and what constitutes recordable […]