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Webinar: What OSHA's New Reporting Rules Mean for HR: Are You Compliant?

Edwin G. Foulke

During this 60-minute webinar, Fisher Phillips employment attorney Ed Foulke takes an in-depth look at OSHA's new reporting rules and what your company needs to do to stay compliant.

On May 12, 2016, OSHA issued its final rule on electronic injury reporting rule which will make the submission of injury and illness forms mandatory and exclusively electronic for most employers. On September 18, 2014, OSHA published its other final rule involving its Occupational Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Standard which dramatically increased employers' reporting requirements.

Many employers think their OSHA recordkeeping logs and procedures are fully compliant only to learn that after an OSHA inspection and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties that they were not. Under OSHA's recordkeeping regulation, covered employers must prepare and maintain logs for serious occupational injuries and illnesses, as well as fatalities, using the OSHA 300 log. With OSHA's expanded view of recordkeeping, particularly applicable to the use of temporary employees, every employer who is inspected by OSHA can anticipate that the inspector will review all of their 300 logs for the past five years as part of any inspection.

This presentation examines:

  • The 2016 final rules requirements regarding electronic injury and illness reporting, as well as the new anti-retaliation provisions, which go into effect on August 10, 2016;
  • The impact of the final rules on drug testing and company safety incentive programs;
  • How employers can effectively use recordkeeping to improve their current safety and health management program; and
  • Examine in detail the changes made by the 2014 final rule and, in particular, the increased reporting requirements for all employers.

Who Should Watch:

HR and Safety Professionals, Plant Managers, Company Attorneys, Senior Level Managers