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Only 30 Days Remain to Electronically Submit OSHA Injury Data

As you have been advised over the course of the year,OSHA’s Final Rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” (aka the E-Recordkeeping Rule) requires employers of certain sizes that fall into certain categories to proactively submit electronic injury and illnesses data to OSHA through its new web portal.  The new rule dramatically changes the responsibilities and impacts of OSHA’s long-standing injury and illness recordkeeping program.

Workplace Injuries And How They Relate To The Opioid Crisis

The United States as a whole has a significant problem with prescription medication.  Estimates are that Americans consume seventy five percent of the world’s prescription drugs.  A large part of these prescription drugs focus on chronic pain management.  Doctors in the 1980s began prescribing opioids for those patients suffering from chronic pain under a mistaken assumption that prescription opioids had little potential for addiction or abuse.

[Compliance Update] OSHA Launches Injury Tracking Application – Then Shuts It Down!

On August 1, 2017, OSHA launched its web portal to accept the submissions of recordkeeping forms per the requirements in the final rule; to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.”  As we had advised earlier this year, under this rule, which was enacted in May 2016.

How OSHA's Rule Update Will REquire A Policy Manual Update

In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a new regulation that significantly changed the reporting of workplace injuries by requiring certain employers to report workplace injuries electronically and making those reports public. 

How Reducing OSHA Penalties Makes Good Business Sense

In August of this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased its fines for the first time in 25 years. As a result, the maximum penalty for most OSHA violations almost doubled.

4 Ways to Stay Safe in the Chemical Industry

Companies all over the world rely on some form of a safety program for their employees.  The question is: Which approach is the best option for them? 

Worried about OSHA's New Regulations? You're Not Alone.

 

Different rules are in the process of being enforced over the next two years. Businesses are concerned with facing losses in their employee candidate pools and in court with vague guidelines being enforced.

Infographic- Which Injuries Should Be Reported To OSHA?

Many Employers are Confused by the requirements, effective January 1, 2015 as to what types of injuries are reportable to OSHA. Check out the guide below as an easy reference:

How To Prepare and Post OSHA Form 300A for 2015

Employers must fill out the Log and the Incident Report only if a recordable, work-related injury or illness has occurred. However, the Summary must be filled out and posted annually even if no recordable, work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year.


2015 OSHA Reminder

REMINDER: Post Your 2014 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2015

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OSHA continues its focus of inspecting and, when alleged violations found, citing employers under its recordkeeping standard. Proper recordkeeping has become more critical to employers since OSHA is considering a proposed rule to publish, in certain cases, the injury and illness data provided by employers.