OSHA Clarifies Ongoing Recordkeeping Obligations

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Source: VGM Insurance Services

On Dec. 19, 2016, OSHA published a final rule to clarify that an employer’s obligation to record work-related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation. The final rule does not create any additional or new recordkeeping obligations for employers; it is simply a clarification that employers must create and maintain workplace injury and illness record for at least five years.

For an overview of the final rule, which became effective Jan. 18, 2017, plus key takeaways and action steps for employers, click here. This compliance bulletin presents an overview of the final rule and explains why OSHA saw a need to issue the rule.

Not every injury or workers' compensation claim needs to be reported to OSHA. Here's a tool that will help you determine if an injury or incident needs to be logged, based on current OSHA recordkeeping requirements.

Read OSHA's Recordable Incident Advisor