This online video provides information on how to prepare and maintain records of work related injuries and illnesses
Maine State Law and The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 require public and most private employers to prepare and maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. Private companies that have fewer than 11 employees (total) in a year or are in certain low hazard industries are exempt.
SafetyWorks! offers classes and online training materials to provide you information about recordkeeping requirements for your workplace. You can also ask your questions through the Ask the SafetyWorks! Expert page.
New OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Effective January 1, 2015
OSHA has changed the lists of businesses required to maintain OSHA Recordkeeping forms based on their NAICS code. Specifically automobile dealers, certain real estate lessors, janitorial businesses and certain social service agencies will now be required to record and maintain OSHA injury and illness forms, assuming business has 11 or more employees. Some businesses will now be exempt from maintaining the forms such as publishers, gasoline stations with convenience stores and corporate headquarters. There are also new rules on reporting fatalities, amputations, loss of an eye, and inpatient hospitalizations.
SafetyWorks! has scheduled three additional classes on OSHA recordkeeping: Nov. 17, Dec. 8, and Dec. 16. All three classes run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The classes November 17 and December 8 will be held in Augusta at the SafetyWorks! Training Institute. The class December 16 will be held at the city of Westbrook’s public safety building. Call 207-623-7900 to enroll.
SafetyWorks! can provide your organization or business with a one-hour overview on these updates. Call 207-623-7903 to make arrangements.
Further information on the changes is available at https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/index.html.