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What Do You Like About the OSHA Recordkeeping Standard?
March 16, 2012
March 16, 2012
The new system for tracking workplace injuries and illnesses, OSHA recordkeeping log is easier to understand and to use. Isn’t it? The question and answer format is a better system and allows you to skim the standard and focus on the questions that you have with the answers located below the question. The forms have been changed and are now:
Form 300 is now reformatted to fit legal size paper
From 301 includes more data about how the event occurred
Form 300A makes it easier to calculate incidence rates – posting the form from February 1 to April 30 of each year
Click HERE to download forms
The standard exempts smaller employees (10 or fewer employees) and those in service and retail industries. It further defines work relationship, medical treatment, first aid and restricted work. There are some great website presentations, one from the Oklahoma Department of Labor that does a great job of explaining the different sections. Finally, injury and illness record keeping is an excellent resource for reviewing trends, targeting new safety programs and working toward zero tolerance for worksite accidents.