253901 OSHA Initatives and Policies on Recordkeeping for Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 1:15 PM

Jordan A. Barab, MA , None, Takoma Park, MD
On September 30, 2009 OSHA Unveiled its Injury and Illness Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program (NEP). This program involves the following components:

•Designed to “identify and correct under-recorded and incorrectly recorded cases.” •Conducted 263 inspections (Oct. 2009-June 2011) •OSHA found recordkeeping violations in more than half of these inspections ••September 28, 2010, OSHA revised its criteria for these inspections –Focus now on larger companies and more manufacturing industries –Focus on establishments with DART rate between 4.2 and 8.0 (rates slightly below the cut-off used by OSHA for its Site-Specific Targeting [SST] program)

This presentation will review the progress of this program to date and discuss issues related to record keeping.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to discuss and describe current OSHA Policies on record keeping of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Jordan Barab joined OSHA as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on April 13, 2009. He previously served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA from 1998 to 2001, when he helped the Agency to promulgate the ergonomics workplace safety and health standard that was repealed by Congress in March 2001. For the House Education and Labor Committee, he was Senior Labor Policy Advisor for health and safety from 2007 to April 2009. Mr. Barab worked on workplace safety issues for the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board from 2002 to 2007; he was a Health and Safety Specialist for the AFL-CIO from 2001 to 2002; and he directed the safety and health program for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees from 1982 to 1998. He also created and wrote the award-winning weblog, Confined Space, from 2003 to 2007. He holds a master's degree from The Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.