OSHA 300 Recordkeeping – Successful Implementation and Lessons Learned
(Occupational Health Systems (OHS))
New OSHA recordkeeping regulations went into effect on January 1, 2002. In addition to new recording forms (i.e., OSHA 300, 301 and 300A) there are many changes involved with the new OSHA recordkeeping requirements and procedures, including case identification, recording procedures, employee privacy protection, work-related hearing loss (delayed), employee access to records, counting of days away from work and restriction/job transfer etc. All EHS professionals who are responsible for their company/facility OSHA recordkeeping need to understand the program changes – some of which are not readily available. In addition, during the next few months it is expected that there will be modifications of certain of the rule’s requirements (e.g., enforcement was recently delayed until May, 2002).
In addition to providing participants with the knowledge which will enable them to manage their facility/company recordkeeping program with confidence, the course will also provide participants with approaches for performing benchmarking and risk assessment using their OSHA records. Demonstrations will be provided to show how EHS staff can develop effective presentations for upper management using their OSHA data.