U.S. Department of Labor Fixes Error Dating to 2016 Implementation of “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” Regulation
Use Report Form to ensure compliance with OSHA rules for recording needle stick injuries
You need to comply with not only OSHA recordkeeping but medical privacy requirements under HIPAA (the federal Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Requiring workers or their representatives to fill out this Form when requesting access will help you comply with both sets of laws.
Partially exempted industries are listed by their Standard Industrial Classification system (SIC code). Use this tool to determine if you qualify for exemption.
The Model Policy is an excellent example of an OSHA reporting policy that incorporates the proposed changes.
The decision tree, which comes right out of the OSHA standard, is a handy way to ensure you’re considering the right factors in determining the record-ability of injuries and illnesses.
You can hand the Briefing below to your CEO or other management official(s) who certifies the OSHA 300-A at year’s end to explain their obligations and how to carry them out.
The Model Incident Report form below combines 3 sets of recordkeeping obligations—OSHA injury reporting (301), sharps injury logs and general liability requirements.
The Model Policy below sends the clear message assuring workers that they won’t suffer retaliation for reporting injuries and exercising other rights under OSHA and safety laws.
It’s important to do investigate illnesses, injuries and incidents to determine why they occurred and how to correct the situation to prevent further problems. Unfortunately, the frank assessments you make in these incident reports can be turned into evidence against you by OSHA inspectors and …