This class reviews the changes made to OSHA’s Recordkeeping requirements effective January 2003. The OSHA 300 Log and related injury reports and summaries will be reviewed in detail, as well as the broad criterion used to determine how work-related injuries and illnesses are to be documented. This course provides critical information that can be used by administrative personnel assigned safety recordkeeping responsibilities.

You may thoroughly comply with OSHA standards. But, if you fall short when it comes to recordkeeping regulations, your company can still end up paying thousands of dollars in fines.

OSHA’s cracking down on recordkeeping violations. And, across the country, professionals — like you — are learning this lesson the hard way.

Why is OSHA so interested in your records?

Because the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) decided to start permitting penalties for each recordkeeping violation. Armed with this kind of legal artillery, OSHA inspectors are putting company records under a microscope.

Attend this seminar and, you’ll learn how to avoid recordkeeping violations that could cost your company BIG bucks … and maybe even put your career at risk. Plus, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ask an OSHA expert questions about both old and new regulations. So you can easily double-check your compliance methods to make sure your files are on solid legal ground.

How You Will Benefit …

  • 2 times you can count on having an OSHA inspector go through your records with a fine-toothed comb
  • How to determine — and document — the difference between new and recurring illnesses and injuries
  • The only time an employee’s pre-existing condition should impact your recordkeeping
  • How to develop an “inspector’s eye” so you can be sure you’re in compliance before an OSHA rep makes a surprise visit

What You Will Cover …

  • The #1 OSHA recordkeeping violation … and how to make sure your company doesn’t get nailed for it
  • How the OSHA 300 Log could trip up many managers and what you can do so you don’t get saddled with a costly citation
  • What experts say on how many people should work with company OSHA records … any more and you’re begging for trouble

Maintain Reporting And Documentation Standards

  • Do you know OSHA’s new definitions of first aid, medical treatment, and work relationship? You better find out!
  • How to show “good faith” in your OSHA records so you’ll never get slapped with an expensive “willful” violation
  • How your documentation techniques should change between your OSHA 300 Log and the 301 Incident Report
  • Which OSHA files you must make available to employees … and the safest legal way to fulfill this requirement
  • The sticky gray areas in OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations … and how to safely get through these traps

Handle Records Compliance Like A Pro

  • The only way you can safely — and legally — handle a previously unrecorded incident you’ve just discovered
  • How to make sure you’ve provided the kind of “detailed description” of illnesses OSHA demands
  • How to properly record a work-related injury or illness that results in an employee’s death.
  • When independent contractors and temporary workers must be treated as employees in OSHA documents
  • The only time an employee’s pre-existing condition should impact your recordkeeping

Confidently Remain Inspection Ready

  • Are you meeting all of OSHA’s posting requirements? Find out here
  • How long you are required by law to maintain and update OSHA illness and injury records
  • Believe it or not! Documentation that could do your company more harm than good if you add it to your OSHA files
  • Illness or injury? How OSHA’s surprising definitions could come back to haunt you if you make a mistake

Who Should Attend …

For payroll professionals who want to stay on top of the ever-changing rules … persistent problems … and constant challenges that payroll departments face every day.

Please contact us to schedule a class today!