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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

Monday, September 27 — Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Program Length: 8 hours

Injury and illness recordkeeping is a perennial pain point for employers, and the past several years have seen numerous changes to an already confusing regulation. Under OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping rule at 29 CFR Part 1904, most employers are required to maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses their employees incur.

These requirements are not new by any means, but many organizations still struggle to understand and apply all the nuances of the standard when it comes to determining whether a case is recordable, how to record injuries and illnesses that affect contractors and temporary workers, and how OSHA’s requirements overlap with and diverge from state workers’ compensation laws, to name just a few of the many common points of confusion. And with recent changes due to COVID-19, mistakes can be more costly than ever before.

Consider that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through December 31, 2020, OSHA issued citations from 300 inspections for violations related to COVID-19 which resulted in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381. And don't forget that after January 15, 2021, OSHA's maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations increased from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations also increased from $134,937 per violation to $136,532 per violation.

While COVID-19 has been top of mind over the last 18 months, safety professionals can't forget about all the other facets of OSHA recordkeeping and compliance. 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.

Attend this virtual master class and 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 — Monday, September 27, 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 session 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 our industry expert, so you’ll have custom-tailored guidance to apply in your workplace.

Day 2 — Tuesday, September 28, 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 explore 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 wrap up the workshop with the opportunity to revisit any topics presented during the training, and a final chance to get any of your lingering questions answered.

Agenda subject to change

2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class


Adele L. AbramsAdele L. Abrams, Esq., 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

2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

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

HR CREDIT INFORMATION: This program has been approved for 7.0 (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

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 7.0 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 09/27/21.
The on-demand credits expire 12/31/21.