You and your employer have a powerful tool for making your facility a safer place to work: OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping system, which is also called Part 1904 after its Federal regulation number. In addition to establishing a standard method for recording work-related injuries and illnesses, Part 1904 allows your employer to easily create statistics on any incidents that occur at your facility. This information is vital, as it allows your employer to identify problem areas within your facility and to correct any hazardous conditions, and it allows you to better understand the risks you may face while on the job. This online training provides insight into Part 1904, including how to report injuries and illnesses, what information to give to management, as well as the overall importance of the regulations themselves.
To encourage participation in proper recordkeeping, OSHA prohibits employers from discriminating against anyone who reports a work-related fatality or injury, or otherwise files a complaint. There are specifics regarding who is covered by Part 1904, which you will learn here. Additionally, this video explains the definition of a “work-related” injury or illness, as well as which work-related injuries and illnesses are recordable. Finally, this course walks you through the reporting process.
Injuries and illnesses happen at work, and it is in your best interest, and the best interest of your employer, for you to know how to properly and accurately respond to such incidents. Complying with OSHA’s system for recordkeeping is the best way to help ensure your safety, and the safety of those around you.