OSHA Recordkeeping Review
OSHA has recently announced a National Emphasis Program dealing with injury and illness recordkeeping. Allegations have been made that companies are not accurately keeping OSHA records. Award and incentive programs may be factors which lead to this conclusion. OSHA has previously focused on the accuracy of injury and illness records. In the past they have issued many willful violations with large penalties to companies who did not accurately maintain their records. Therefore, prudent companies should review their records to ensure that they are maintained in accordance to OSHA requirements.