OSHA’s New Rule a Recordkeeping Mountain for Employers to Climb

DOWNLOAD NOW ButtonAn already vast ocean of incident and illness electronic recordkeeping for American business has become a whole lot deeper and wider, as a result of OSHA’s “new rule” that came into effect this year.

In 2017, more organizations must gather more data and provide more reporting of accident and illness incidents to the U.S. Department of Labor agency.  The so-called “new rule” from OSHA will turn a molehill into a mountain as the number of those employers who will be expected to report this data is set to quadruple. Currently about 35,000 large employers submit data annually to OSHA and that number is expected to jump to 130,000. Approximately 150,000 smaller employers who currently submit summary data now includes 500,000 organizations.

Other significant requirements of the new rule include:

  • Directing employers to conduct refresher training on recordkeeping requirements.
  • The auditing of injury and illness recordkeeping forms.
  • Providing training on new

EHSQ Community | Traditional to Modern Safety Leadership

This month our members Carsten Busch and Rosa Antonia Carrillo will engage in an open discussion about the shift from Traditional to Modern safety management styles, and challenges EHS Professional face trying to work within both.  We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.

  • Old and New Views of Safety Management with Carsten Busch

    and Rosa Antonia Carrillo

  • Mastermind | Addressing Biggest Challenge in Building a Safety Program by member Jake Thiessen
  • Get the Record Straight: Latest on OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule by member Eric J. Conn

  • Upcoming Educational Webinar: Safety Pre-Inspections: Why They’re Important  – by Jamie Young


EHSQ Community | OSHA E-Recordkeeping

This month our member Eric J. Conn hosts an open discussion on OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.


Intelex Community | OSHA

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityWe invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week we ask can workplace injuries really be predicted? or is this just to complex for real life. We invite you to join the discussion and share your knowledge with our members.

  • Can workplace injuries really be predicted? or is this just to complex for real life!

  • OSHA Penalties Adjusted as of August 2016 share by Sarah Fuller
  • CRSP Exam Prep Workshop with member Alan Quilley

  • Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills – Rule


It’s Time to Prepare for an OSHA PSM Inspection

Companies who are required to comply with OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard (1910:119) should be on high alert now that inspectors are being encouraged to complete more time-consuming, complex investigations.

The reason? OSHA’s new enforcement weighting system. Prior to this year, OSHA inspectors were measured on one primary metric: the number of inspections they completed. Logically, under this system OSHA inspectors were less likely to spend the time on a complicated and lengthy inspection, when they could complete several more straightforward inspections in the same period of time.

That’s now changing. Under OSHA’s new system each inspection is given a weighting, using a new measure called an Enforcement Unit (EU). Process safety management (PSM) inspections are now being given more weight than nearly all other types of inspections.… Read more...

Update from COP21, OSHA Launches Webpage for Healthcare Workers and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • The Latest Developments at COP21
  • OSHA Launches Webpage to Protect Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence
  • Brazil Mine Accident puts Tailings Ponds Safety Back in Hot Seat

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Updates From COP21’s Climate Change Conference. Click here
  • OSHA Launches Webpage to help Protect Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence. Click here
  • Update from Brazil’s Mining Tragedy. Click here
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Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2015 Include Fall Protection, Hazard Communication

OSHA recently released the Top 10 most cited standards for their 2015 fiscal year. Making the always-anticipated announcement was Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. As is now tradition, the announcement took place at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, which this year was held in Atlanta, Georgia.

We saw very few changes in this year’s list when comparing it with last year’s list, with no movement in the top six OSHA violations on the list. The most cited OSHA violation was Fall Protection once again, but all top ten violations were repeat offenders and had all appeared on the 2014 list.

There was only one change in the order of citations and it was a small one, with the Ladders standard moving up the list from 8th place to 7th, trading places with the Electrical, Wiring Methods standard which was bumped from 7th to … Read more...

5 Steps to Better Job Safety Analysis

Performing job safety analysisWe live in a world of acronym fatigue. This something we’re not immune to in the world of health and safety either. HSE, EHS, MOC, WCB and Job Safety Analysis (JSA). It seems that for health and safety professionals, not a day goes by without an acronym filled conversation.

Let’s focus on one of the acronyms that may sometimes get overlooks. JSA – or job safety analysis.

What exactly is job safety analysis and why is it important? Job safety analysis can actually be one of the best prevention tools you have as a health and safety pro.

A job safety analysis (JSA) is a systematic analysis of a specific job in a specific location. The analysis is designed to identify all the hazards that may exist and determine what controls can be implemented to mitigate those risks. By completing a JSA, your organization can take steps to ensure … Read more...