Deadline for Submitting 2016 OSHA Injury and Illness Data is Friday December 15, 2017

OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application(ITA) has been functional and available for use. The ITA is to be used for Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA. The site can be access here. The OSHA injury reporting page contains instructions including Frequently Asked Questions. The content you should read is located at https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html. A press release […]

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Leading Safety versus Measuring Failures – Safety Incentive Programs

Safety Incentive Programs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its final rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” on January 1, 2017. It addressed injury-based safety incentive programs as part of safety program management in addition to affirming the statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries with the following advice: An […]

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Updates to OSHA’s HazCom Standard – Safety Data Sheets – NOW IS THE TIME!

OSHA HCS Safety Data Sheets 2017

With the first anniversary of the final stage of the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) approaching on June 1, it’s time to review requirements instituted under this revision – including updated Safety Data Sheets. The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard was revised to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification of the Labeling […]

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‘Volks’ Recordkeeping Rule Struck Down

osha ruling

This rule made recordkeeping requirements a continuing obligation and effectively gave OSHA the ability to issue citations to employers for failing to record work-related injuries and illnesses during the 5-year retention period, contrary to the six-month statute of limitations. Now that the resolution has been signed, the Volks rule cannot take effect and OSHA is prohibited from […]

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Updated OSHA Recordkeeping Rule One Year Later

Workplace Safety Signs

At the beginning of 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an updated Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule to tighten its fatality, injury and illness reporting requirements. The updated rule retained the requirement to report all fatalities within 8 hours and added the requirement to report all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and […]

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From Gerry’s Desk – REMINDER – New Reporting Requirements from OSHA

In the past, employers were only required to report a work-related fatality or when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same occurrence. It has now changed. Employers are required not only to report all work related fatalities within 8 hours , but in addition, all work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an […]

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Updated OSHA Reporting Requirements

KMRD Are You Ready for One Minute From Normal?

OSHA has enacted new reporting requirements effective January 1, 2015. Employers are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, or loss of an eye within 24 hours of learning about the incident. Prior to these updated reporting requirements, employers were only required to report workplace fatalities or […]

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From Gerry’s Desk – New Reporting Requirements from OSHA

There is a new reporting requirement from OSHA affecting all employers. In the past, employers were only required to report a work-related fatality or when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same occurrence. It has now changed. Employers are required not only to report all work related fatalities within 8 hours , but […]

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