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First Aid Or Medical Treatment, And Is It Recordable?

Webinar: ID# 1022855
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About This Course:
Businesses continue to struggle when determining whether an employee's injury and/or illness is work-related and, if it's considered a new case, whether it is a recordable incident.

To assure compliance, it is critical to have a clear and complete understanding of what constitutes a work-related injury and whether the treatment provided was first aid or medical treatment.

By attending this training session given by the ex-Head of OSHA, you will learn a series of steps safety managers can take to navigate the common gray areas and effectively document their conclusions.

Learning Objectives

  • How to evaluate the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule as it applies to your organization
  • 5 basic steps to follow for recording injuries and illnesses
  • Best practices for ensuring compliance with OSHA's current recordkeeping rule
  • The criteria for determining whether OSHA considers an injury/illness to be work-related, a prior-recorded injury/illness as a new case, or a continuation of a prior injury
  • When a case should be recorded as first aid or medical treatment
  • Strategies for documenting your decisions relative to medical treatment and first aid cases
  • When an organization may be exempt from OSHA's recordkeeping rule
  • How to properly complete key OSHA recordkeeping forms
About Your Presenter

Edwin G. Foulke Jr., Esq.
Partner,
Fisher Phillips

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr is a leading national labor and employment law firm. Mr. Foulke is co-chair of the Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group in its Atlanta, Georgia office.

Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, he was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, he served from April 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities rates dropped to their lowest level in recorded history.

Mr. Foulke was also the Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and is the only person in the country to have held both these positions.

His practice includes workplace safety compliance and strategic safety planning, whistleblower compliance and litigation involving the 22 whistleblower statutes handled by OSHA, defense of employers in responding to workplace health and safety cases including OSHA citations and providing advice and assistance to employers in responding to workplace fatalities and catastrophic accidents and in legislative and regulatory matters.

Mr. Foulke has represented employers in thousands of OSHA inspections and OSHA citation contests. For approximately thirty (30) years, Mr. Foulke has worked in the labor and employment area, specializing in occupational safety and health issues. In 2010, 2011 and again in 2012-13 he was named as one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by EHS Today magazine, as well as being named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” in the United States by Occupational Hazards magazine in 2008. Mr. Foulke is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety.
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