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Washington Labor & Employment Wire » OSHA Announces New National Emphasis Program on Recordkeeping

OSHA Announces New National Emphasis Program on Recordkeeping


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On October 1, 2009, OSHA announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) that targets occupational injury and illness records prepared by employers.   

Under this NEP, OSHA will complete the following steps for a records inspection:  obtain copies of an employer’s OSHA Form 300, a full roster of employees, the total numbers of hours worked, and the average number of workers; review individual employee’s records; review an employer’s log to identify cases that do not meet OSHA’s recordability criteria; interview the employee in charge of maintaining injury and illness records; interview employees who are likely to be injured or become ill; interview management representatives; interview first-aid providers and health care professionals; and conduct a limited walkaround safety and health inspection. 

The NEP focuses on selected industries with high injury and illness rates, including scheduled passenger air transportation, animal slaughtering, steel foundries, soft drink manufacturing, couriers, mobile home manufacturing, rolling mill machinery and equipment manufacturing, iron foundries, and nursing care facilities.

This program went into effect on September 30, 2009.