According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,147 workers died on the job in 2017, which means on average, more than 99 fatalities occurred a week or more than 14 deaths every day. Many, if not all, of these fatalities could have easily been prevented. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires a system of record-keeping for supervisors to ensure a safe working environment and that standards are adhered to and maintained.
Supervisors must understand their role in identifying hazards in the workplace and eliminating them or mitigating them before someone gets injured. Recordkeeping provides the data to make this task possible. This course explains the importance of record-keeping, covers exempt businesses, defines injuries and illnesses, and details employee rights.
Use this course to help protect yourself and employees while on the job, and to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to safety and quality in the workplace.