OSHA’s new record-keeping requirements will impact entire state

Want to avoid a visit and possible fine from OSHA? New standards on electronic record-keeping has the organization coming to Greenville to highlight what South Carolina companies need to know in 2019.

Life and Safety Consultant Inc. will host a free seminar Feb. 22, with Anthony Wilks, Compliance Manager with SC OSHA, to hear him talk about the latest in record-keeping and new electronic reporting requirements.

“OSHA 300 logs are an effective way to track injury and illness trends for employers,” Wilks said. “Employers will now be able to implement more effective measures to prevent safety hazards while eliminating the risk of OSHA penalties and reducing work insurance costs.”

Companies with 250 employees or more already required to keep OSHA’s injury logs and those with 20 to 249 employees classified in industries with historical high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses are now required to file electronically.

Don Snizaski, President of Life and Safety Consultants Inc. said electronic record-keeping requirements are also important because of changes going on behind the scenes.

“It wasn’t long ago the definitions of first aid were updated, so knowing what is and what is not ‘recordable’ is extremely important to maintaining accurate OSHA logs,” he said.

Although the penalties vary depending on a variety of factors including severity or willful negligence, companies can be penalized anywhere from hundreds of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Billy Seawright, EHS Manager at Lockheed Martin in Greenville said reporting records electronically increases the transparency of injury and illness rates while decreasing the likelihood OSHA shows up at your door wanting to review your books.

“Industry-wide, this new rule will have an impact on every company in this state,” he said.

To learn more about the event, please visit: SC Affected by the OSHA Recordkeeping Requirement


About Life & Safety Consultants Inc.

Founded in 1997, Life & Safety Consultants is a Greenville firm designed to provide companies around the globe with environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance and risk management. Life & Safety’s network of qualified experts provides unrivaled knowledge of construction, municipality, and general industry compliance.









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