An Easier Way for You to Maintain OSHA Compliance
OSHA’s Injury Reporting & Recordkeeping
In this video, we are going to take a quick look at OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) and how you can use it for submititng your OSHA 300A logs electronically.
Watch the full walkthrough tutorial video for OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application here.
Here are a few things you’ll see in the video:
- How to create establishments
- How to submit your OSHA 300A data manually using the Injury Tracking Application
- How to submit your OSHA 300A data for multiple establishments in CSV format
- How to use collect your OSHA 300A data faster using SiteDocs Safety Management Software
How SiteDocs Helps With OSHA Compliance
OSHA’s 5 Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs
OSHA identifies 5 core elements of an effective safety and health program: (read more)
Click to expand and see how SiteDocs can help with each of these.
1) SiteDocs Demonstrates Management Leadership
Management leadership means that business owners, managers, and supervisors:
- Make worker safety and health a core organizational value.
- Are fully committed to eliminating hazards, protecting workers, and continuously improving workplace safety and health.
- Provide sufficient resources to implement and maintain the safety and health program.
- Visibly demonstrate and communicate their safety and health commitment to workers and others.
- Set an example through their own actions.
2) SiteDocs Increases Worker Participation
In an effective safety and health program, all workers:
- Are encouraged to participate in the program and feel comfortable providing input and reporting safety or health concerns.
- Have access to information they need to participate effectively in the program.
- Have opportunities to participate in all phases of program design and implementation.
- Do not experience retaliation when they raise safety and health concerns; report injuries, illnesses, and hazards; participate in the program; or exercise safety and health rights.
3) SiteDocs Helps With Hazard Identification, Assessment, Prevention, and Control
To identify and assess hazards, employers and workers:
- Collect and review information about the hazards present or likely to be present in the workplace.
- Conduct initial and periodic workplace inspections of the workplace to identify new or recurring hazards.
- Investigate injuries, illnesses, incidents, and close calls/near misses to determine the underlying hazards, their causes, and safety and health program shortcomings.
- Group similar incidents and identify trends in injuries, illnesses, and hazards reported.
- Consider hazards associated with emergency or nonroutine situations.
- Determine the severity and likelihood of incidents that could result for each hazard identified, and use this information to prioritize corrective actions.
To effectively control and prevent hazards, employers should:
- Involve workers, who often have the best understanding of the conditions that create hazards and insights into how they can be controlled.
- Identify and evaluate options for controlling hazards, using a “hierarchy of controls.”
- Use a hazard control plan to guide the selection and implementation of controls, and implement controls according to the plan.
- Develop plans with measures to protect workers during emergencies and nonroutine activities.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls to determine whether they continue to provide protection, or whether different controls may be more effective. Review new technologies for their potential to be more protective, more reliable, or less costly.
4) SiteDocs Facilitates Education and Training
Education and training provides employers, managers, supervisors, and workers with:
- Knowledge and skills needed to do their work safely and avoid creating hazards that could place themselves or others at risk.
- Awareness and understanding of workplace hazards and how to identify, report, and control them.
- Specialized training, when their work involves unique hazards.
5) SiteDocs Empowers Program Evaluation and Improvement
Program evaluation and improvement includes:
- Establishing, reporting, and tracking goals and targets that indicate whether the program is making progress.
- Evaluating the program initially and periodically thereafter to identify shortcomings and opportunities for improvement.
- Providing ways for workers to participate in program evaluation and improvement.
OSHA 300, 300a, 301 Reporting
SiteDocs makes it easy to complete OSHA 301 incident reports right in the SiteDocs app and also fill in digital forms as entries to your OSHA 300 Log. With SiteDocs, all of your OSHA 301 forms are only a few clicks away making your OSHA 300 log easier than ever to complete. With the new OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements SiteDocs will make it even easier to submit your report.
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