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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, June 21, 2021 – Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Recordkeeping is important to a variety of organizational operations, but when it comes to safety, it’s required. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) recordkeeping standard mandates that companies record occupational injuries and illnesses and report certain incidents to the agency. Knowing the important elements of the standard is key to an effective safety program and to avoid steep penalties for non-compliance.

And in the wake of COVID-19, remaining in compliance should be top of mind for all safety and HR professionals. Last fall, OSHA published guidance to help employers apply the agency’s existing injury and illness recording and reporting requirements to the coronavirus. And the agency recently issued new guidance for employers who require workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. According to OSHA, employers are now tasked with reporting any adverse reactions to the vaccine in their OSHA 300 workplace illness logs.

While the pandemic may be slowing down, OSHA recordkeeping and reporting will always be here to stay! Attend our 2-day, interactive and educational event that will offer you a unique learning experience to help you advance your career and keep your organization in compliance with the various laws.

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.
You’ll explore:

  • 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

Agenda

All Times are in Eastern

Day 1: Monday, June 21, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(1 hour)
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 hour)
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.

(1 hour)
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.

(30 minutes)
Day 1 Questions and Answers
We’ll wrap up the day by giving you the opportunity to get your specific questions answered. Ask for personalized advice & get actionable strategies to implement in your workplace.


DAY 2: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(1 hour)
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 and reporting.

(1 hour)
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.

(1 hour)
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.

(30 minutes)
Day 2 Questions and Answers

End the day by taking time to get answers to your lingering questions. Put your speaker’s knowledge and experience to good use by asking for personalized advice on your own specific workplace issues.

2021 OSHA Compliance & Recordkeeping Virtual Master Class

Your Faculty

Adele Abrams

Adele 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

FAQ

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:
https://support.goto.com/meeting/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2m010003.
You can also test your system by visiting: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready.

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

CREDIT INFORMATION: HRCI® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that BLR®—Business & Learning Resources meets the criteria for preapproved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.”

This program has been approved for 7 (HR (General)) recertification credit Approved Provider toward aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HRCI.”
These credits expire 12/31/21.

BLR®—Business & Learning Resources is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for (7) PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.”
The live credits expire 06/22/2021.
The on-demand credits expire 12/31/21.