Injury & Illness Recording: OSHA’s Newest Rules


October 26, 2020


Adele L. Abrams

  01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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OSHA’s injury/illness recordkeeping has gotten more complex in 2020 due to both COVID-19 and recent rules adopted by the agency. This webinar will explain the latest developments – from the new rule affecting how and when OSHA inspectors can access worker health information related to occupational injuries and illnesses, to the sudden disclosure by OSHA of the historical data submitted by over 250,000 employers through the E-Recordkeeping system, and latest policies on COVID-19 recording. The program will also recap the latest on recording/reporting requirements for employers, and recommended best practices.

The audience will learn which injury/illness records must be revealed to OSHA inspectors during different types of inspections, and how the new rule establishing a national Medical Records Officer impact disclosure of worker’s compensation files, medical surveillance and other personal information. The audience will also understand how the data submitted electronically to OSHA will be publicly disclosed and also used to place businesses on the Site-Specific Targeting inspection list. Best practices for recordkeeping/reporting, including the latest on COVID-19 records at the federal and state OSHA level, will also be covered.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Basic OSHA Injury/Illness Recordkeeping and Severe Injury Reporting Requirements
  • New 2020 Final Rule on Disclosure of Worker Medical Information to OSHA Inspectors and the rule of the new Medical Review Officer
  • New court ruling in the Public Citizen case resulting in disclosure of 250,000+ employer injury/illness data on OSHA’s website … and the practical impact on employers and workers
  • Implications for criminal sanction and egregious civil penalties for recordkeeping violations
  • Whistleblower protections and record disclosure requirements in the E-Recordkeeping rule
  • How e-recordkeeping data is used to trigger OSHA inspections under the “Site Specific Targeting” program
  • COVID-19 Recording and Reporting Requirements and the more stringent rules in some state-plan jurisdiction
  • Best practices for record management and mitigation of legal exposure

Who Will Benefit:

  • Safety and health professionals
  • human resource professionals, supervisors and senior managers
  • in-house and outside counsel
  • Safety and health professionals

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