Setting the Record Straight on OSHA Recordkeeping

Setting the Record Straight on OSHA Recordkeeping

If your company has more than 10 employees or isn’t otherwise exempt, you’re probably aware that you have an OSHA deadline coming up.

February 1 is the deadline for submitting your required OSHA recordkeeping forms to report any occupational illnesses or injuries at your establishment.

“Under the OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904), covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Log….All employers covered by the OSH Act must orally report to OSHA the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident within eight (8) hours.”

What is considered “reportable” under the requirement?

New to the forms? You can do a quick tutorial on how to fill out the required paperwork on the OSHA website.

As mentioned above, OSHA is looking for records of “medical treatment beyond first aid.” “First aid” as the Administration defines it covers:

For more information, see OSHA’s helpful FAQs page.

If you are an ASHI or MEDIC First Aid instructor with customers whose businesses require them to submit the OSHA injury logs, Summit Training Source has some resources to help you bring them the training they need:

OSHA Recordkeeping
Complies with OSHA 29 CFR 1904

The Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Act of 1970 requires employers to prepare and maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. It is one of the first documents a compliance officer will ask for. The OSH Act and record keeping regulations in 29 CFR 1904 provide specific recording and reporting requirements. Not complying may result in serious fines.

Our web-based OSHA Recordkeeping program takes a step-by-step approach, instructing your employees how to fill out all the necessary paper work, logs, and forms. Summit's OSHA Record keeping will teach you how to properly record incidents and keep you in compliance, including all up-to-date requirements.

OSHA Recordables (Valley Video)
This exciting and concise video teaches employees the essential aspects of recording workplace illnesses, incidents, and accidents as required by OSHA. Summit's high-quality training program approaches the subject in an easy to understand, common sense manner.

February 1 is right around the corner, so be sure to get your records in order and filed on time!

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