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Published January 23, 2023

Staying in the Know: OSHA Recordkeeping

With OSHA’s recent fining of Amazon and Tesla, we wanted to provide recordkeeping best practices and incident-reporting regulations to help keep your organization compliant. We recently hosted a live event with a panel of safety and risk management professionals – check out the highlights below.

Upcoming deadlines: Most employers with 10+ employees are required by OSHA to complete Form 300A and post in the worksite from February 1-April 30. Employers aren’t required to post the entire log but are required to display a summary of all 2022 work-related injuries until April 30. Copies of the form should be provided to any employees who may not see the posted summary because they do not regularly work onsite.

Reporting timelines: Employers must record on-the-job injuries and illnesses within 7 calendar days of receiving notice of the injury or illness. All employers are required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. A fatality must be reported within 8 hours, and any in-patient hospitalization, amputation or eye loss must be reported within 24 hours.

Tracking incidents:Tracking “near-misses” and not just accidents and injuries can be a great way to address problematic areas or procedures and help prevent accidents & injuries before they happen. Using tracking software like our KPA Risk Management Center software takes out the guesswork and ensures you’re recording the appropriate information for the situation.

Contracts: Having a contract and exchanging proof of insurance is key to maintaining relationships with third-party administrators and staffing agencies. These partners should have their own general liability and workers’ compensation, as well as auto if they are driving for you. Remember, insurance follows the vehicle, not the driver.

Reach out to your G&A Service Team for more information about OSHA regulations and upcoming deadlines or for a trial of our KPA reporting software.

This content is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel or an insurance professional for appropriate advice. Gregory & Appel is neither a law firm nor a tax advisor; information in all Gregory & Appel materials is meant to be informational and does not constitute legal or tax advice.