Knowing what’s required of you is the way to success in any situations, and knowing your OSHA record-keeping requirements will help employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.
Here are record keeping requirements created by OSHA:
- Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses resulting in death, loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work activity or job transfer, medical treatment beyond first aid, or a diagnosis by a physician or other licensed health care professional.
- Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.
- If requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.
- Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.
- Employers must document each recordable injury or illness on an “OSHA 300” form, which is a log of all work-related injuries and illnesses.
- Employers must prepare a supplementary “OSHA 301 Incident Report” or equivalent form for each recordable injury and illness. (The Incident reports provide additional details about the injuries and illnesses recorded in the 300 Log.)
- At the end of each year, employers must review their 300 logs to verify that the entries are accurate and correct any deficiencies identified
- Employers must create, certify, and post annual summaries of the cases listed on their 300 Logs for the prior calendar year. Summaries must remain posted until April 30th.
- Employers must retain their OSHA Logs, Incident Reports, and annual summaries for the five years after the year it was recorded.
- For more information, visit osha.gov
The duty to make and maintain accurate records of work- related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation, and we here at Safety Solutions and Supply pride ourselves on the ability to develop custom safety solutions that address the needs of our wide range of clients and can help or assist in meeting OSHA requirements, helping people get certified, training, etc. Our Consulting Services include topics such as training programs development, written safety and health programs and procedures, hazard identification programs, gap analysis and accident investigation. For more information give us a call today at 866-537-2262.
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