Safety

Setting the record straight on OSHA recordkeeping

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 8, 2005

OSHA placed the long-awaited Recordkeeping Handbook on its Web site on November 3. The 185-page handbook is a compendium of existing agency-approved recordkeeping materials, including the regulatory text from the 2001 final rule on occupational injury and illness recording and reporting requirements relevant explanatory excerpts from the preamble to the rule Chapter 5 of the agency's Recordkeeping Policies and Procedures Manual frequently asked questions (FAQs) recordkeeping letters of interpretation The handbook is a resource for businesses of all sizes as well as the agency's compliance, safety, and health officers, according to OSHA. Because the document is online, OSHA will update letters of interpretation and add FAQs as new questions about recordkeeping rules arise.

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