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Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
Brief Recordkeeping Overview
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  • 1. OSHA Recordkeeping
    • Rules and forms took effect January 1, 2002; Form 300 newly revised for January 1, 2004
    • Importance of records
      • Critical indicators
      • Starting point to identify problems
      • Nationwide impact
  • 2. Recordkeeping History
    • Recordkeeping required since 1971
    • Final rule published January 19, 2001
    • January 1, 2002 effective date
    • January 1, 2003 – New hearing loss recording criteria effective
    • January 1, 2004 – Revised forms to incorporate hearing loss column
  • 3. Recordkeeping Goals
    • Improve data
    • Simplify forms and requirements
    • Maximize use of computers
    • Improve employee involvement
    • Protect privacy
  • 4. Am I Covered?
    • You must report fatality or hospitalization of 3 or more employees
    • If you have 10 or fewer employees, normally do not have to keep records
    • If you are in an exempt low-hazard industry, normally do not have to keep records
  • 5. What is Recordable?
    • New work-related injuries and illnesses:
      • Death
      • Days away from work
      • Restricted work or transfer to another job
      • Medical treatment beyond first aid
      • Loss of consciousness
      • Diagnosis of a significant injury/illness by a physician or other licensed health care professional
    • Certain conditions, (colds, flu, blood donations) are not recorded
  • 6. Other New Elements
    • Count calendar days for days away or days restricted
    • Record all injuries from needles and sharps contaminated by another person’s blood or other potentially infectious material
    • Record cases for any worker removed from work under the provisions of an OSHA standard
  • 7. Forms
    • New forms
      • 300 Log (Newly revised for use 1/1/2004)
      • 301 Incident Report
      • 300A Summary (Newly revised for posting February, 2005)
    • Privacy protections for workers
      • Don’t enter name for sensitive cases
      • Keep separate identity list
  • 8. Employee Involvement
    • Set up system for reporting injuries and illnesses and inform employees
    • Workers and their representatives have a right to review the 300 Log
    • Workers, former workers and their representatives can get copies of Form 301 for their own injuries or illnesses
  • 9. State Programs
    • States that operate their own job safety and health programs will be adopting comparable rules
  • 10. For More Information
    • For more information and the latest updates about the new recordkeeping rule, go to OSHA’s website: