What is OSHA Recordkeeping?
OSHA Recordkeeping is a standard (29 CFR Part 1904) that requires certain employers to document and maintain occupational injury and illness data. The information is tracked on three specific OSHA forms: Form 300, the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses; Form 301, the Individual Injury and Illness Incident Report; and Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. All employers covered by the standard are required to share records with OSHA upon request (e.g. like an inspector on site), and to post Form 300A annually between Feb 1 and April 31. Additionally, some some employers are required to electronically submit information from the forms directly to OSHA on an annual basis via the ITA.
Why Perform OSHA Recordkeeping?
In addition to ensuring compliance with OSHA Recordkeeping requirements, maintaining occupational injury and illness data has benefits for a variety of stakeholders. OSHA uses the information to:
- Prioritize inspection and enforcement activities
- Measure performance of agency initiatives
- Develop and revise standards
- Assists with resource/budget allocation
- Determine employer Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) eligibility
- Establish “low-hazard" industry exemptions
Injury and illness data also helps employers & employees to:
- Identify and correct hazards
- Analyze facility safety program performance
- Implement safety strategies to help reduce injuries and illnesses
How VelocityEHS Can Help
The VelocityEHS Incident Management solution is designed to help you and your employees collect OSHA Recordkeeping information quickly and easily. Additionally, it is the right place to capture near-misses and hazards of all types, perform detailed incident investigations, manage corrective actions, and reinforce your workplace commitment to prevention. It’s time to make EHS and sustainability part of everyone’s job.
|Record detailed injury and illness data
|Collect near misses, hazards, environmental releases, and other workplace events
|Conduct in-depth incident investigations, risk assessments, and root cause analyses
|Assign, monitor and manage associated corrective actions
|Generate regulatory documents (OSHA forms 300, 300A, 301)
|Export for easy submission to OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA)|