New OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements went into effect January 1, 2015!
As part of your ongoing strategy to ensure a comprehensive and compliant safety program, you need to understand the nuances of the rule’s key terms and reporting deadlines.
These changes require revisions to your existing recordkeeping and reporting program. The most important rule changes focus on what must now be reported for fatalities, in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and eye loss. Plus, it’s important to consider how you report injuries and illnesses.
In addition to the traditional reporting options that have been in place, soon you will be able to report required events online. Organizations will need to determine if this is a safe and viable option and whether to continue to report using the traditional methods.
Also, it’s important to evaluate whether your company is exempt based on new exemptions or now must comply. OSHA has included new exemptions for some industries, usually based on sized, but has also added new industries that must comply such as automobile dealers, liquor stores, and bakeries. Understanding these changes is critical to ongoing compliance.
Take time now to review your existing program and incorporate the new changes into your existing program and remedy any gaps you find.
Join us when our presenters will teach you how to evaluate your existing OSHA recordkeeping program to ensure full compliance with recent rule changes.Learning Objectives:
- Comprehensively evaluate the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule as it applies to your organization
- Assess the new changes that have been implemented to the OSHA recordkeeping rule which kicked in January 2015
- Determine is your organization is either exempt or must now comply with the rule
- Properly complete the key OSHA recordkeeping forms including OSHA 300 (log of work-related injury and illnesses), OSHA 301 (injury and illness incident report), and OSHA 300A (annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses)
- Implement the 5 key steps for recording injuries and illnesses
- Interpret and apply the key terms and definitions and reporting/recordkeeping requirements, including severe injury, illness, work-related, geographic presumption, significant aggravation, inpatient hospitalization, amputation, loss of an eye, and fatalities
- Identify and apply the general recording criteria categories
- Determine the special recording criteria categories
- Consider successful strategies for updating and maintaining records
- Conduct periodic recordkeeping audits to identify potential gaps in your system
- Implement corrective actions with the most appropriate organization participation when non-compliance occurrences are identified
- Assess electronic recordkeeping as a successful compliance strategy
- Identify the NAICS updates/recordkeeping requirements as they apply to your organization
- Implement approaches for employee participation and records access
- Train employees who are involved in the recordkeeping program to assure that tasks are being performed in a compliant manner
- Identify and evaluate external resources that can help you develop and implement an effective and comprehensive injury and illness recordkeeping program
Register now to learn a tested process for evaluating your OSHA recordkeeping program in light of recent rule changes, to ensure that you’re in full compliance and can withstand focused OSHA scrutiny!About Your Presenters:
Barry Spurlock is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University where he teaches safety, emergency preparedness, and fire protection classes. Prior to his present position, Spurlock was an associate in the Louisville office of Fisher and Philips. He represented employers in a variety of employment matters involving OSHA, FMLA, ADA, harassment and discrimination.
Spurlock’s practice also included counseling and training employers on compliance and proactively avoiding litigation and citations. He is a board certified safety professional, and before practicing law he worked for over 16 years as an occupational safety and risk management professional in the food, steel and workers’ compensation insurance industries. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana University since 2002, where he has developed curricula and taught numerous undergraduate courses in occupational safety management.
Amanda L. Masterson, CSP, is the Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for Genpak, LLC; one of the nation's leading manufacturers of disposable food packaging. In her role at Genpak, Masterson is responsible for EH&S in all of Genpak’s 15 facilities located in 10 different states and has helped hone the safety skills of many professionals. She holds a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University, and has been one of the most influential and active members of the Louisville ASSE Chapter. She now serves as its vice president of programs and previously served as chapter president.