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OSHA 300 Recordkeeping: Top Compliance Mistakes and Pain Points

OSHA 300 Recordkeeping: Top Compliance Mistakes and Pain Points

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OSHA 300 Recordkeeping: Top Compliance Mistakes and Pain Points - On-DemandOSHA 300 Recordkeeping: Top Compliance Mistakes and Pain Points - On-Demand

Webinar Rebroadcast: Thursday, September 24th, 2020

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: OSHA injury/illness reporting and recordkeeping requirements can be daunting even in normal times, but COVID-19 has further complicated the situation. This presentation will review the obligations for OSHA notification of fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses, and OSHA 300/301 logging requirements that address different scenarios that arise in the workplace. The 2016 revisions requiring e-filing for some employers, confidentiality of information, and the impact of whistleblower protections for injured workers will be discussed. The speaker will also address best practices for documentation and record retention.


Injury and illness recordkeeping is a top pain point for employers. From determining which injuries are recordable to managing electronic submission requirements, avoiding retaliation claims, and creating a reasonable, effective procedure for employees to report injuries, there are many opportunities for missteps. And with OSHA receiving data from employers required to submit records electronically—data that it uses to target enforcement efforts under the Site-Specific Targeting Program—the stakes are higher than ever. Plus, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new complication, as employers are faced with determining whether an exposure occurred on or off the job in order to identify recordable cases.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics that make an injury or illness recordable and the common gray areas that often trip up employers.
  • Ensure that your injury reporting procedure is reasonable according to OSHA’s criteria
  • Determine whether your organization is required to submit data to OSHA electronically
  • Accurately complete your OSHA 300 log, 301 reports, and 300A annual summary
  • Recognize the enforcement risks of injury and illness recordkeeping mistakes and avoid the most common pitfalls
  • Understand OSHA’s recordkeeping policies for COVID-19 cases

About Your Presenter

Adele Abrams

Adele L. Abrams, Esq. CMSP
Firm President
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams PC

Adele L. Abrams is an attorney and Certified Mine Safety Professional who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., a multi-attorney firm with offices in Maryland, Colorado, and West Virginia. The firm represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation nationwide, and her firm also handles employment law matters in a large number of states. Abrams and her firm colleagues provide employment and safety law consultation, safety audits, industrial hygiene assistance, and training services to companies in a variety of industries.

She is a member of the Maryland, DC and PA Bars; the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, DC, and TN; the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit 3rd Circuit, and 4th Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. She also serves on the adjunct faculties of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she teaches on employment, labor and occupational safety law.