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Recordkeeping & Reporting FAQs

Updated January 2019 What's Recordable? Each year, OSHA requires certain employers to complete the OSHA packet and have the 300A Summary form posted by February 1st. Filling out the OSHA 300 packet and also trying to determine what is, or is not considered a recordable injury can be confusing at times. For this reason, Lancaster Safety Consulting, Inc. (LSCI) hosts an annual Recordkeeping webinar which is available for free! Register for one of our webinars today by clicking here. Must-know OSHA Recordkeeping Basics: Q: Where can I find the OSHA Recordkeeping Packet? A: Download it here! Q: When does the OSHA 300A form need to be posted? A: February 1st to April 30th Q: Who is required to maintain injury and illness records? A: Employers

By |2019-01-15T14:23:39+00:00January 14th, 2019|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, OSHA News, Safety Management|

Top 5 Most Common Recordkeeping Mistakes

Recordkeeping Requirements Apply to Most Business in the United States OSHA requires employers who had 11 or more employees at any time during the calendar year to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses are recorded on 300 Logs, and if you’re an employer who is required to complete them, you may be already be aware of how to complete them. However, below are some common mistakes that employers make regarding recordkeeping. Let's start the countdown with the top 5 most common recordkeeping errors we see as Safety & Health Professionals: 1. Forgetting to Post the OSHA 300 A Form Employers who are required to complete 300 Logs

By |2018-12-28T21:54:34+00:00December 27th, 2018|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, OSHA News, Safety Management|

First Aid/CPR Requirements for Employers

Does OSHA Require First Aid/CPR Training? Many employers today wonder what the requirements are when it comes to training their employees in First Aid/CPR. Is it, or is it not required? Will employers be held liable or at fault if none of their employees are trained? What is the right thing to do? Many other questions that arise regarding training employees in First Aid/CPR are based off of the distance and time it would take medical services to get to a facility. In some cases, businesses are right next to a first responder, and in other cases it could take over 30-minutes for any emergency services to arrive. So, does everyone have to be

By |2018-12-28T22:05:56+00:00December 19th, 2018|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, Safety Management|

OSHA Requirements Guide for Employers

What Does OSHA Require From Employers? If you have ever visited OSHA's website, you know there is so much information posted regarding the different safety and health requirements employers must follow in order to keep their employees safe on the job. We are going to breakdown the key rules and regulations starting with the top 3 basic duties for employers. Three Key Elements: Compliance with OSHA laws. Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards. Examine workplace conditions to ensure compliance. The foundation of a successful safety program is compliance with OSHA laws. Part of the LSCI approach is to stress the importance of creating a good safety culture at your workplace.

By |2018-09-13T19:30:07+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, OSHA News, Safety Management|

Crisis Response

Crisis Response that is Fast, Effective, and Direct Crisis response means taking action. It is the ability to be strategic with your response plan through careful monitoring and following through with established response protocols. You'll never be able to predict when a crisis will occur, but you can identify certain scenarios and plan how to appropriately respond in each type of event. Whether it’s a fire, unresponsive employee, chemical spill, active shooter, extreme weather, or a major machinery failure, the speed of your response and the actions you take may also turn into a Public Relations (PR) crisis, if mishandled. It’s important to pay attention to what is going on and use real time communication

By |2018-08-09T16:37:16+00:00August 9th, 2018|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, Safety Management|

Are You Posting Safety Violations Online?

Are Your Worksite Pictures Sending the Wrong Message? © Creative Commons Zero Social Media & Your Website Social media presence and influence has been on the rise for years. While OSHA is not actively searching company’s social media pages and websites for safety violations, you should still be aware of what you and your workers are posting. Not only could it be harmful or distasteful towards the company but it could represent a negative image. Don't Risk Posting Pictures With Safety Issues OSHA inspections are initiated by several factors, such as worker complaints, an emphasis program, or the reporting of an employee fatality or injury. They can also be prompted from the referral of another

By |2018-08-09T16:25:27+00:00August 9th, 2018|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, Safety Management|

7 Tips for Better Safety Meetings

Are You Boring Your Safety Training Audience? How do you turn around an unresponsive audience & have a great classroom safety training session or safety committee meeting? Let’s be honest, safety can be boring and cumbersome at times. People often look at safety professionals as the “safety police” which can tend to create a barrier. Safety professionals must lead their teams to effectively get the safety message across and build a strong safety culture. This can be rather difficult when your audience is disengaged, uninterested, and doesn’t participate in safety training or meetings. Changing their attitudes will take time and effort but the results will be gratifying! Know Your Safety Training or Committee Audience Whether you

By |2018-07-30T23:49:56+00:00February 16th, 2018|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, Safety Management|

Why are Safety Committees Important?

Why are Safety Committees Important? Safety committees can have a significant impact on a company because they provide you with the opportunity to sit down with front line workers to discuss prominent safety concerns. Safety committees set a great example for worker safety and allow them to hold an important role in keeping not only themselves, but their coworkers safe. How can it transform your safety culture? By including employees from all levels of the company, you can focus on specific work-related injuries within your own organization. The employees that are out performing work on a daily basis know the ins and outs of how a task is complete and can help identify hazards that

By |2018-07-31T00:02:55+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, Safety Management|

Can You Be OSHA Certified?

OSHA Certified? OSHA’s training requirements are in accordance to the safety and health hazards that employees are exposed to on the job. We often hear this misconception that OSHA requires employees to be OSHA certified. While there is no such thing as an ‘OSHA Certification’ there are various levels of training for employees and supervisors. OSHA Training Institutes (OTI) and Education Centers offer available outreach courses including 10 and 30-hour trainings in Construction, General Industry, Maritime Industry, and Disaster Work. These outreach trainings are not a certification program but they can allow a safety professional to become an OSHA Authorized Trainer by completing the appropriate courses (click here to learn more). OSHA Authorized Trainers can

The Impact of Driving/Working While Impaired

I'm Fine... I Can Drive Have you ever heard someone say they can drive after having a few drinks or have you even said this yourself? Nobody wants to be lectured on drinking and driving but people still make the choice to do it. We also have to worry about people driving under the influence of narcotics. An estimated 32% of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. (NHTSA) 3,952 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drug involvement. (FARS) Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. (FBI) Just How Bad It Can Be Drugs Adverse effects to a person’s judgment, reaction time, motor

By |2018-07-31T15:53:41+00:00March 17th, 2017|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, Safety Management|
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