2022 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

August 16-17, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern daily | Virtual

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Overview

OSHA announced on January 25 that it is withdrawing the emergency temporary standard (ETS) issued on November 5 and that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected on January 13. But the agency isn’t giving up on efforts to increase vaccination of the nation’s workforce. Instead, OSHA’s announcement says it “is prioritizing its resources to focus on finalizing a permanent COVID-19 Healthcare Standard.”

The ETS—had it been allowed to take effect—would have covered employers with at least 100 employees, estimated to be some 84 million workers across the nation. As a temporary standard, it would have been in effect for six months.

OSHA is allowed to issue an emergency rule quickly without going through all the steps necessary to issue a permanent rule. The ETS’s six-month lifespan would have given the agency time to begin permanent rulemaking. The process requires time-consuming steps that include the issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking and the setting of a period for interested parties to submit comments.

After the comment period, OSHA would have to review and analyze the comments before issuing a final rule, meaning the process could take several months.

Don’t be caught in OSHA’s crosshairs! Join attorney Adele L. Abrams for a live, virtual master class on safety recordkeeping essentials that can be applied to any injury or illness—and any situation, especially the COVID-19 pandemic. Get caught up on the latest changes to OSHA policies and equip yourself with the skills you need to keep your company in continued compliance with these notoriously tricky regulations!

You’ll also discover:

  • What is recordable with respect to COVID-19 and other ailments
  • The differences between “first aid” and “medical treatment,” how to determine whether an injury or illness is work-related, and more
  • What is immediately reportable as a Severe Injury and how to deal with completion of OSHA RRI forms
  • Best practices for completing the OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A and how to avoid becoming your company’s designated felon
  • Most common OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping mistakes to avoid and tips for effective root cause incident analysis to ensure accurate reporting
  • Best practices for nonmandatory records and documentation, including principles of legal privilege for safety audits, consultant recommendations, record retention, and destruction policies
  • How to train remote workers and supervisors to report and record any work-related illnesses and injuries that occur “on the clock”
  • Documentation related to PPE assessments, medical evaluations, and exposure monitoring results
  • Latest federal OSHA policy on reporting and recording COVID cases, and how state plan states’ requirements may differ under COVID emergency standards
  • OSHA’s new medical records officer position, and what the new rule means for OSHA recordkeeping audits
  • OSHA’s new disclosure of employer e-data, and what that means for employer privacy and contractor prequalification
  • How recordkeeping enforcement is likely to change under the Biden administration

Attendees will also receive 60-day access to the on-demand recording of this virtual master class.

Industry Leading Speakers

  • Adele Abrams

    Esq., ASP, CMSP

    President, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC

Agenda At A Glance

August 16, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
OSHA's Part 1904 Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requirements, Including the Latest on OSHA’s Newly Released COVID-19 Guidance
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
BREAK
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Recordable vs. Compensable: How Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Interacts with Workers’ Compensation
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Regulated Companies and Industries, Temporary Agencies, and Union Hiring Halls
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day 1 Questions and Answers
August 17, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
How OSHA’s Severe Injury Reporting Rule Applies to the COVID-19 Crisis
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
BREAK
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m
Best Practices for PPE Assessments, Medical Evaluations, and Exposure Monitoring Results
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Employee and Supervisor Training Essentials for Combating OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day 2 Questions and Answers