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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|

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|

OSHA’s Beryllium Final Rule

 Are You Exposed? What is Beryllium? Beryllium is a lightweight but extremely strong metal. Beryllium-copper alloys are widely used because of their electrical and thermal conductivity, hardness, and good corrosion resistance. Beryllium oxide is used to make ceramics for electronics and other electrical equipment because of its heat conductivity, high strength and hardness, and good electrical insulation. Metal slags and fly ash (a byproduct of coal-fired power plants) may also contain trace amounts of beryllium (<0.1% by weight). Who is Exposed? According to OSHA, around 62,000 workers are exposed to beryllium on the job. The most common industries that use beryllium include:   Aerospace   Telecommunications   Electronics   Medical   Energy   Defense OSHA's

By |2018-09-11T21:12:07+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Blog Articles, OSHA News, Safety Management|

OSHA 10/30 Hour Requirements

DOES OSHA REQUIRE 10/30 HOUR TRAINING? Answer: No. To date, federal OSHA has not required employees to obtain their 10 or 30 hour OSHA outreach certification card.  ARE THERE ANY STATES THAT HAVE 10/30 HOUR TRAINING CARD REQUIREMENTS? Answer: Yes. Certain states do have 10 and/or 30 hour training, expiration, and renewal requirements. Please read below to see what the different requirements are for each state and contact us if your company is in need of either a 10 or 30 hour certification class or renewal.  We have OSHA-authorized trainers available nationwide and would recommend taking the training class in-person rather than online! OSHA 10 hour cards do not expire but certain states listed below do

By |2018-09-13T17:24:57+00:00February 5th, 2018|Blog Articles, Construction, OSHA News, Safety Management|

Trump Administration’s Effect on OSHA in 2017

The Trump Administration’s Effect on OSHA in 2017 With the 1st anniversary of the Trump Administration taking office recently passing, we thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the changes that the administration made to the agency who was created to assure safe and healthful conditions for working men and women – OSHA. Fewer Regulations In January 2017, an executive order was signed, which required federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one proposed. This executive order was later clarified to only apply to those regulations with a proposed cost of $100 million or more. The purpose of this order is to ensure that the cost of new regulations be

By |2018-07-30T23:52:13+00:00January 25th, 2018|Blog Articles, OSHA News, 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

OSHA’s Tracking of Injuries & Illnesses

5 Benefits of OSHA’s Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries & Illnesses As of January 1, 2017, OSHA’s final rule for improving the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses went into effect. The new rule requires establishments with 250 or more employees to submit their injury and illness records (300 & 300A Form) electronically. Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries will also be required to electronically submit their 300 logs. OSHA is allowing employers to submit the information by July 1, 2017 while they are phasing in the new requirements. A secure website will be provided with multiple options for submission and is expected to go live in February 2017. Below is

By |2018-07-31T17:39:14+00:00February 13th, 2017|Blog Articles, Construction, General Industry, OSHA News, Safety Management|

Walking/Working Surfaces Final Rule

 OSHA Issues Walking/Working Surfaces Final Rule OSHA issued a new final rule that updates and revises the general industry Walking/Working Surfaces and Personal Fall protection Systems standards on slip, trips, and fall hazards. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, slips trips, and falls are a leading cause of workplace fatalities and injuries in the many diverse general industry workplaces. OSHA estimates this rule will prevent 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries every year. Applicable to General Industry Workplaces The final rule applies to all general industry workplaces and covers all walking-working surfaces, which include horizontal and vertical surfaces such as floors, stairs, roofs, ladders, ramps, scaffolds, elevated walkways, and fall protection systems.  It

By |2018-07-31T18:13:32+00:00November 21st, 2016|Blog Articles, General Industry, OSHA News, Safety Management|

The Basics of Personal Protective Equipment

What is Personal Protective Equipment? Personal Protective Equipment, more commonly referred to as PPE, is equipment which is worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Examples include: Gloves Hearing Protection - Ear Plugs/Muffs Respirators Foot & Eye Protection Hard Hats Safety Glasses Employer vs. Employee Responsibilities Employers Employees Perform a “hazard assessment” of the workplace to identify and control physical and health hazards Identify and provide appropriate PPE for all employees Train employees in the use and care of PPE Maintaining PPE, including replacing worn or damaged PPE Periodically reviewing, updating and evaluating the effectiveness of the PPE program Properly wear all required PPE Attending training session on PPE Care for, clean and

By |2018-08-22T15:42:47+00:00August 24th, 2016|Blog Articles, OSHA News, Safety Management|
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