First Aid Or Medical Treatment? Ensure Proper Recording And Comply With OSHA's New Injury And Illness Recordkeeping Requirements

Webinar: ID# 1001843
About This Course:
OSHA's new injury and illness recordkeeping rule went into effect in January 2015, and many safety professionals have lingering questions about the practical application of additional reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

For instance, while the new regulations focus on reporting injuries, such as fatalities and amputations, they also address which industries must now comply with OSHA's injury/illness recordkeeping regulations. As part of these regulations, businesses often struggle with determining whether an employee's injury/illness is work-related, a new case, or whether treatment-rendered by either a licensed health-care provider or a first-aid trained coworker, need to be recorded.

To assure compliance, it is even more critical to have a clear and complete understanding of what constitutes a work-related injury and what constitutes recordable care/treatment.

Learn more about OSHA's new rule by participating in this interactive webinar. Presenter Barry S. Spurlock, a seasoned safety professional and attorney who has helped many companies interpret and comply with OSHA recordkeeping regulations, will teach you how to properly examine cases that present tough work-relatedness and recordable treatment questions without risking non-compliance.

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess the criteria for determining cases that should be recorded as first aid or medical treatment.
  • Develop and implement strategies for documenting your decisions relative to medical treatment and first-aid cases.
  • Evaluate criteria for figuring out whether OSHA considers an injury/illness to be work-related.
  • Tell if a prior-recorded injury/illness should be marked as a new case or a continuation of a prior injury.
  • Identity the practical impact that the 2015 changes to OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule have on your reporting practices.
  • Tell if an exemption may apply to your organization.
  • Properly complete the key OSHA recordkeeping forms: OSHA 300, OSHA 301, and OSHA 300A.
  • Implement five essential steps for recording injuries and illnesses.
  • Interpret and apply the key terms and definitions and reporting/recordkeeping requirements, such as injury, illness, work-related, geographic presumption, and more.
  • Identify and apply the general recording and special recording criteria categories.
  • Consider successful strategies for updating and maintaining records.
  • Conduct periodic recordkeeping audits to identify potential gaps in your system.
  • Implement corrective actions with the most appropriate organization participation when non-compliance occurrences are identified.
  • Assess electronic recordkeeping as a successful safety recordkeeping compliance strategy.
  • Identify the NAICS updates/reporting requirements as they apply to your organization.
About Your Presenter:

Barry Spurlock is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University where he teaches safety, emergency preparedness, and fire-protection classes. He is also the managing member and attorney for Spurlock Law, PLLC. Prior to his position in academia, Mr. Spurlock was an associate in the Louisville office of Fisher and Philips. He represented employers in a variety of employment matters involving OSHA, FMLA, ADA, harassment, and discrimination.

Mr. Spurlock's practice also included counseling and training employers on compliance and proactively avoiding litigation and citations. He is a board-certified safety professional, and before practicing law, he worked for more than 16 years as an occupational safety and risk management professional in the food, steel, and workers' compensation insurance industries. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana University since 2002, where he has developed curricula and taught numerous undergraduate courses in occupational safety management.
Continuing Education Credits:

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