Category: Recordkeeping

Q&A: Industrial Hygiene Surveys

Recently, a subscriber asked us the following question: How long should industrial hygiene surveys be kept on file? This was our response:

Training Records: How to Choose an LMS that Works for You

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, […]

Training Records: Here’s What Your Electronic Recordkeeping System Can Do for You

So your forklift operator forgot his training and rolled off a loading dock. Or maybe your roofing crew members got careless and didn’t wear their fall protection. Or perhaps your supervisor was in a hurry and didn’t check the air in the tank before sending workers in. Whatever happened, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

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.