Recordkeeping for Compliance

In the construction industry, employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. Starting this month until April, a summary of the work-related injuries from 2017, are also required to be prominently displayed in the workplace. Although minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded, OSHA ... [Continue Reading]

Recordkeeping: Updates and Obligations

OSHA’s recent final rule for employers to make and maintain an accurate record of each injury and illness becomes effective January 18th, 2017. OSHA's longstanding position has been that an employer's duty to record an injury or illness continues for the full five-year record-retention period, and this position has been upheld by OSHA since the 1993. The new final rule ... [Continue Reading]

OSHA Issues New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

In an effort to underscore the importance of recordkeeping in dangerous workplace environments, OSHA has this week issued a final rule regarding the compliance requirements of employers. Specifically for those companies with 250 or more employees in certain industries. Under the new rule, employers in high-hazard industries are required to send OSHA injury and illness data, ... [Continue Reading]

Recordkeeping: A Necessary Task

For 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 ... [Continue Reading]

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Requirements Now in Effect

As we reported in October, OSHA’s Recordkeeping Requirements are now in effect. Here’s the information you need to know!     Many new categories of employers must now maintain and post OSHA injury and illness records going forward. Employers who were already covered must complete and post their 2014 annual summary by February 1, 2015 and keep it posted until April ... [Continue Reading]

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Updates: What You Need to Know

Beginning January 1, 2015 companies under OSHA’s jurisdiction must begin to comply with the updated recordkeeping standards, which includes an expanded list of injuries that all covered employers must report to OSHA. The revised rule adds the requirement to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours to OSHA. The ... [Continue Reading]