OSHA Recordkeeping Handbook-OSHA

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: August 27th, 2011
Topics: Recordkeeping |

Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration


This OSHA Web-based Recordkeeping Handbook is a compendium of existing agency-approved recordkeeping materials, including the regulatory text from the 2001 final rule on Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements (“the Recordkeeping rule”) and relevant explanatory excerpts from the preamble to the rule; chapter 5 of the agency’s Recordkeeping Policies and Procedures Manual; Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); and OSHA letters of interpretation. This Web-based handbook is intended to be a resource for businesses of all sizes, as well as OSHA’s compliance safety and health officers, compliance assistance specialists, and OSHA State-plans. The information in the handbook is accessible by means of a user-friendly search engine that relies on simple point-and-click technology. The handbook is designed to answer recordkeeping questions raised by employers, employees, and members of the OSHA family who are familiar with the basic requirements of the rule but wish to obtain additional information on specific recordkeeping issues. Users will also find the handbook useful as a research and training tool. The handbook can be accessed through the link below, which directs users to the file. Because the handbook is Webbased, it will be possible to update letters of interpretation and add FAQs to the file quickly as new questions about the rule are raised.

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