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2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

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2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

Wednesday, December 15 — Thursday, December 16, 2021

Program Length: 8 hours

President Joe Biden’s announcement of a new action plan aimed at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic will create new requirements for certain employers, and the rules have safety and HR professionals asking what they need to do, when they need to comply, and the consequences for noncompliance.

Biden’s plan, announced September 9, is a six-pronged approach that includes an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to be developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructing employers with at least 100 workers to require them to be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. While we're still currently waiting for OSHA to release its ETS, employers must prepare in advance—while also keeping the other facets of OSHA recordkeeping and compliance top of mind.

How will these changes impact your injury and illness prevention program (IIPP)? How will you be required to keep track of weekly testing and vaccine status? While we may not have all the answers to these questions just yet, understanding the ins and outs of OSHA compliance will help you act quickly once the new ETS is announced. By the end of this virtual training, you’ll understand safety recordkeeping essentials that can be applied to any injury or illness—and any situation, especially the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class


*All Times are in Eastern

Day 1 — Wednesday December 15, 2021

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

This will include the latest guidance on when a COVID-19 case is recordable, the differences between “first aid” and “medical treatment,” how to determine whether an injury or illness is work-related, exclusions, treatment of off-site injuries, medical removal cases, occupational illnesses and diseases, and more.

1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Recordable vs. Compensable: How Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Interacts with Workers’ Compensation

Right now, employers are facing an unprecedented crisis. This session will cover the key differences between the underlying purpose and scope of injury/illness recordkeeping and workers’ compensation, when an injury may be recordable but not compensable and vice versa, and more—all in the context of the ongoing crisis that every workplace is dealing with right now: COVID-19.

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Regulated Companies and Industries, Temporary Agencies, and Union Hiring Halls

We’ll discuss recording and reporting requirements; exemptions for small businesses; low-hazard industries; and how OSHA recording/reporting, personal injury law, and workers’ compensation law interface with your compliance obligations concerning COVID-19 and other illnesses or workplace injuries.

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Day 1 Questions and Answers

We’ll wrap up the day by giving you the opportunity to get your specific questions answered by your expert presenter who is well-versed in the complexities and nuances of OSHA compliance and recordkeeping, with clear instructions for adjusting your own practices in light of the very latest policy developments.

Day 2 — Thursday, December 16, 2021

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
How OSHA’s Severe Injury Reporting Rule Applies to the COVID-19 Crisis

Learn about the injuries that must be reported via phone call or online form to OSHA within a specified time frame, how OSHA prioritizes and categorizes the severe injury reports it receives, and when a severe injury report could trigger an on-site inspection or a Rapid Response Investigation (RRI)—all through an exploration of hypothetical fact patterns that relate to the types of COVID-19-related issues safety managers are struggling with right now concerning safety recordkeeping reporting.

1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Best Practices for PPE Assessments, Medical Evaluations, and Exposure Monitoring Results

We’ll cover best practices around documentation relating to personal protective equipment (PPE) assessments, medical evaluations, and exposure monitoring results, including the latest guidance from OSHA on modified respirator fit testing in response to COVID-19.

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Essentials for Combating OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes

Given the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses are having to make a tough decision: lay off or furlough the workforce, or manage a remote workforce. But just because employees may be working remotely doesn’t mean your OSHA recordkeeping obligations go away. Now more than ever, it’s important for organizations to train supervisors and managers, as well as their entire workforce, on how to comply with workplace safety recordkeeping requirements. This session will provide a framework to follow for proper OSHA recordkeeping training, whether you still have workers at a physical worksite or employees are distributed and working remotely due to the pandemic.

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Day 2 Questions and Answers

We’ll round out the course with the chance to pose your specific questions and get personalized advice for improving compliance strategies in your workplace.

Agenda subject to change

2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class


Adele L. AbramsAdele L. Abrams, Esq., ASP, CMSP
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P. C., Firm President

Adele Abrams is an attorney, safety professional, and trainer who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltsville, MD, Charleston, WV, and Denver, CO, a multi-attorney firm focusing on safety, health and employment law nationwide. As a certified mine safety professional, Abrams provides consultation, safety audits and training services to MSHA and OSHA regulated companies.

Abrams is a regular columnist for numerous magazines on legal, employment, mine, and occupational safety/health issues, and is coauthor of several books related to mining, construction, employment law, and occupational safety and health.

She is a member of the Maryland, DC and Pennsylvania Bars, the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, DC and Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC, 3rd and 4th Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a graduate of the George Washington University’s National Law Center and earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her professional memberships include the American Society of Safety Professionals, National Safety Council, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, the Industrial Minerals Association-North America, and the American Bar Association. In 2017, she received the NSC’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award.

2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

Frequently Asked Questions

What computer set-up do I need to attend this class?

This will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform. Attendees should have access to a computer that has a microphone and speakers to participate, there is also an option to dial-in over a phone line if you need to connect on your phone. You can read the full system requirements for GoToMeeting by visiting You can also test your system by visiting

Credit Information

SAFETY CREDIT INFORMATION: This webinar qualifies for 0.5 Recertification Points for CSPs, CHSTs, OHSTs, 1 CMP credit for CHMMs, and eligible for CM credits for CIHs who attend. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) may also be available for environmental managers participating in this webinar (please note that webinar participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements to have their educational credits approved for credit).

HR Certification Institute HRCI

 SHRM Preferred Provider

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

HR CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for ­­­­­7 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at
These credits expire 12/31/21.

Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 7 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at
The live credits expire 12/16/2021.
The on-demand credits expire 12/31/21.