OSHA requires most employers to maintain a record of certain injuries and illnesses that occur while in the work environment. Keeping accurate injury and illness records is one of the greatest challenges facing employers today due to the complexities of the OSHA recordkeeping standard 29 CFR 1904.
Currently there is a National Emphasis Program (CPL 02-09-08) on injury and illness recordkeeping which has resulted in fines exceeding 1.2 million dollars to employers.
An OSHA recordkeeping expert from The EI Group, Inc. (EI) can conduct an audit of your injury and illness records and provide a confidential, detailed report indicating what cases should have been recorded on the OSHA Form 300, as well as what cases, if any, should not have been recorded. Taking this simple step today can help you avoid costly OSHA penatlies in the future.
EI’s safety experts can also support your health and safety system initiatives by providing the following services:
- Complete Health and Safety System Audit
- VPP Assistance (including Training and Mock VPP Audits)
- Safety Training
- Gap Analysis
- Incident Investigations
EI’s Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are committed to helping clients develop, improve and maintain a safety management system that meets current OSHA standards and fosters employee compliance. EI’s safety professionals are skilled and experienced in all areas of workplace safety and capable of helping you to protect your most valuable resource… your employees.
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Great article Bill! Really enjoyed the read. Very important stuff for everyone that maintains an OSHA 300 Log to know. Even after 22 years of doing this type of recordkeeping, I even learned a couple of new things from this article.
OSHA makes it clear at 1910.146(d)(5)(iii) that when testing the atmosphere in a permit-required confined space, testers should check oxygen first, followed by flammables, and finally, toxic gases and vapors. This does not appear to make sense since atmospheric monitors read all gases simultaneously.