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5 step process to OSHA injury & illness recordkeeping

August 19, 2011 - Posted by Eric Glass

This week we hosted an OSHA recordkeeping webinar with Edwin G Foulke, Jr, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and current co-chair of with Fisher & Phillips Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Edwin examined the many recordkeeping pitfalls that employers face and presented a five-step process to injury and illness recordkeeping.

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Topics: training, compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, OSHA 300, injury prevention, illness prevention, OSHA recordkeeping

Gaming the OSHA 300 Log

August 08, 2011 - Posted by Dr. Bill Newkirk

One of the worst kept secrets over the past few decades has been how companies and health care providers have joined forces to game the OSHA 300 log to reduce the number of reportable injuries. This created a win-win situation where companies could report lower injury rates and the Department of Labor could take credit for creating safer workplaces. Unfortunately, this increased safety was often a mirage created by the careful managing of physician behavior to skirt OSHA rules.

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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, OSHA, return to work, OSHA 300, injury prevention, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

100% compliance with OSHA recordkeeping

August 01, 2011 - Posted by Jonathan Jacobi

OSHA has launched the National Emphasis Program on recordkeeping and, at the same time, is directing inspectors to review a company’s Form 300 Logs of work related injuries and illnesses for up to five previous years for violations of the recordkeeping rules. The end result is that many employers are receiving five and six digit penalties for those violations.
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Topics: training, compliance, workplace safety, OSHA, return to work, OSHA 300, injury prevention, illness prevention, workforce, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor