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 describes arc flash as “a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur.” I had never experienced what an arc flash incident looked like until I attended EI’s NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 70E training course and saw a video example of this phenomenon.