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2022 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

2022 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

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2022 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 — Wednesday, November 2, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific Virtual

Program Length: 8 hours

OSHA's latest regulatory agenda contains many items impacting recordkeeping obligations, including a major reboot of the 2016 Electronic Recordkeeping rule impacting many employers in high-hazard industries. Other standards under development impacting recordkeeping include efforts to finalize infectious disease rules, heat stress prevention, and major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard. OSHA also relaunched its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) in September 2022 and has revised its Whistleblower Investigations Manual, which covers OSHA's role in prosecuting retaliation against workers under the OSH Act, EPA standards, DOT laws, and even the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The SEC Rulemaking on ESG disclosure will also impact EHS recordkeeping and auditing activities.

This virtual workshop will provide best practices, information, and regulatory compliance guidance on OSHA Part 1904–everything you need to know about what injuries and illness are recordable AND reportable–and on myriad other recordkeeping issues, including legal privilege and OSHA's use of subpoenas to obtain access to OHS documents such as audits, minutes, memos and complaints. With the heavy emphasis on worker protections in the current administration, increased OSHA funding for enforcement and new initiatives, this class provides a critical update to avoid costly OSHA penalties of up to $145,027 per impacted worker!

Don’t be caught in OSHA's crosshairs! Join attorney Adele L. Abrams for a live, virtual master class on safety recordkeeping essentials. 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 illnesses that may be work-transmissible
  • 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 document discipline and counseling in the event of a whistleblower investigation
  • Documentation related to PPE assessments, medical evaluations, and exposure monitoring results
  • Latest federal OSHA enforcement and rulemaking on heat illness prevention and hazard communication
  • OSHA’s new disclosure of employer e-data, and what that means for employer privacy and contractor prequalification
  • How the SVEP program has changed under the Biden administration and which companies will be targeted under this enforcement initiative
  • Why the ESG, Total Worker Health and DEI programs must be coordinated with OHS activities at the worksite

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

2022 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class


*All Times are in Eastern

Day 1— Tuesday, November 1, 2022

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.  
Overview: OSHA Update on Legislative and Regulatory Developments

OSHA’s June 2022 Regulatory Agenda is quite aggressive and includes many items impacting OSHA recordkeeping. This segment will provide an overview of the agenda, including key items such as the E-Recordkeeping update, revision of the Hazard Communication Standard, changes to the forklift standard and development of a heat illness prevention rule and related National Emphasis Program. Legislation that would alter the recordkeeping “continuing violation” rule and other related initiatives impacting abatement, whistleblower protections, and criminal penalties will be addressed. The update will include changes to the “joint employer” and “independent contractor” rules that impact OSHA enforcement and penalties.

1:00 p.m. –1:15 p.m.   

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.  
OSHA’s New Initiatives: E-Recordkeeping, SVEP and Whistleblower Protections

OSHA has ramped up its whistleblower protections, through the 2016 E-Recordkeeping rule and by hiring more investigators and revising its 168-page whistleblower investigations guidance, impacting retaliation cases under OSHA, EPA, DOT, and SEC rules. The new MOU between DOL, NLRB and EEOC will also be addressed. In September 2022, OSHA also relaunched a new version of SVEP (Severe Violator Enforcement Program). These new initiatives will be addressed in detail as well as any related case law impacting OSHA enforcement. The instructor will offer guidance on best practices for management of whistleblower investigations and OSHA inspections. The final rule updating E-Recordkeeping is due in December 2022, and the class will outline the expected changes in submission of public-facing records and OSHA’s intended use of this data.

2:15 p.m. –2:30 p.m.   

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  
ESG, DEI & Total Worker Health Initiatives

We’ll discuss the NIOSH Total Worker Health initiative, related developments in the consensus standard community impacting EHS, and the SEC rulemaking for ESG information disclosure. The interface between ESG, TWH and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs will also be explored.   

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 our expert presenter, who is well-versed in the complexities of OSHA recordkeeping and compliance, with clear instructions for adjusting your practices in light of the very latest legal developments.   

Day 2 — Wednesday, November 2, 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   

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– 2:15 pm
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. 

2:15 p.m. –2:30 p.m.   

2:30 p.m.–3:00 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. 

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  
Employee and Supervisor Training 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  

Still have lingering questions, or want to revisit a core concept or two from earlier in the course? Use this chance to get personalized answers and advice from the speaker before the close of the workshop.

Agenda subject to change

2022 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.

2022 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

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2022 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

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