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OSHA Severe Injury Reporting and Record Keeping (OWS04)

What’s the 1st thing you think when someone gets injured at work? Probably not, “Where’s my pen?” When someone’s hurt, recording isn’t the immediate priority. Your 1st concern is making sure everyone is out of harm’s way and getting any treatment they need. But, once everyone’s safe, you do have a duty to make sure the incident is properly recorded and reported.

Paperwork after a stressful event might feel like a bit of a headache, but it’s important. It helps regulatory bodies like OSHA build up a picture of hazards in your workplace and industry, meaning worker protection can be built up, too. It’s all about preventing future injuries and making the workplace safer for everyone. This is especially crucial when it comes to severe injuries.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Define minor, recordable, and serious injury and illness according to OSHA criteria
• Maintain and post records in line with OSHA requirements for reporting injury and illness in the workplace
• Meet additional reporting requirements for severe injury

Why take this course?

This course is aimed at employers within companies of 10 employees or more. You’ll learn which injuries and illnesses you’re expected to report, how to maintain and share records in line with requirements, and what else you need to do in case of severe injury.

15 mins | SCORM | Infographic

  • OSHA Severe Injury Reporting and Record Keeping
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed