Recordkeeping: A Necessary Task

recordkeepingFor all commercial construction projects, keeping up with safety recordkeeping is a necessary administrative task. A solid recordkeeping process can make the difference when accidents happen. As we reported earlier this year, OSHA has specific guidelines to maintain this process.

OSHA’s definition of work-related injuries are those in which an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the condition. In addition, if an event or exposure in the work environment significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness, this is also considered work-related.

OSHA’s recordkeeping rules include:

  • Covered employers must record all work-related injuries and illnesses that result in days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, loss of consciousness or medical treatment beyond first aid.
  • Employers must record significant work-related injuries or illnesses diagnoses by a physician or other licensed health care professional, even if it does not result in death, days away from work, restricted work or job transfer, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness.
  • Injuries include cases such as, but not limited to, a cut, fracture, sprain, or amputation.
  •  Illnesses include both acute and chronic illnesses, such as, but not limited to, a skin disease, respiratory disorder, or poisoning (i.e. lead poisoning, solvent intoxication).

Naturally prevention and safety management are the best ways to avoid any work-related accidents. Contact Diversified Safety Services for more information.

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