OSHA’s Form 300A: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

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In earlier posts, we’ve described how to determine if an injury or illness at the workplace is work-related and recordable, and, if it is, how to complete OSHA’s Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report, and OSHA’s Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

If you want to review those issues, click the links below:

In this post, we’ll explain how and when to complete OSHA’s Form 300A: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

If you want the full picture, feel free to download our FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING.

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OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Forms

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Did you know that OSHA has specific requirements for establishments to keep records of workplace injuries and illnesses and to report those on OSHA’s new online incident reporting website?

If not, now’s a good time to lift the veil and find out more about all this.

So in this post, we’ll take a look at:

  • What’s recordable and what’s not
  • OSHA’s recordkeeping and reporting forms for injuries and illnesses (forms 301, 300, and 300A)
  • OSHA’s new online reporting requirements

Hopefully this will make everything a little easier to understand for you. Change can be hard, right? But with a little information, we can all get through it.

Also, please check out our comprehensive FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING.

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OSHA’s Form 301: Injury and Illness Incident Report

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In an earlier post, we explained how you can determine if an injury or illness is “work-related” and “recordable.”

In this post, we’ll explain one of the first steps to take if you do have a work-related, recordable injury or illness at the workplace: complete OSHA’s Form 301, Injury and Illness Report.

If you want to get the full picture, download our FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING

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Free Guide to OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping & Reporting

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Wondering what your OSHA compliance requirements are when it comes to reporting and recordkeeping related to occupational injuries and illnesses? Of course you are–that’s why you’re at a blog post with a free Guide to OSHA Reporting & Recordkeeping you can download!

In this free guide, we’ll tell you what you need to know about reporting, recording, what’s recordable, the three OSHA recordkeeping forms (300, 300A, and 301), online submission, record storage, workplace posting, and more.

In addition to downloading our free guide, feel free to check out our Vector EHS safety management software to help with all your safety metrics, data visualization, and OSHA reporting/recording compliance needs.

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What Is Preventive Maintenance?

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Continuing our recent string of articles on maintenance (see previous articles on electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, and facilities maintenance), and timed to coincide with the addition of many new courses in our industrial maintenance and facilities maintenance online training libraries, this article will introduce you to some basic concepts of preventive maintenance.

In addition to this introduction to preventive maintenance, you might also find interesting our Benefits of Preventive Maintenance article.

For now, read and enjoy the article, and let us know if you have any questions about your own maintenance training program at work. Plus, check out our recorded webinar on maintenance, maintainability, organizational learning, and continuous improvement and consider catching out our upcoming case-study webinar on creating training  paths for maintenance-tech career development programs.

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Are You Doing ENOUGH to Ensure Safety at Your Workplace?

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If you’re in safety, you no doubt are working hard to improve safety and health at your workplace. That may mean increasing your company’s capacity to complete work successfully by doing things like using prevention through design or increasing your organizational resilience. It may mean reducing occupational workplace injuries and illnesses. In fact, it may mean many things.

However you define “improving safety,” and no matter what efforts your currently taking as part of your safety management efforts, we figured the article below might spark some additional ideas for you.

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Recorded Webinar: Selecting Online Safety Training

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We held a webinar the other day on Selecting Online Safety Training and wanted to make it available to you here, in a recorded version, for free. Hope you find this valuable.

Watch our free recorded Selecting Online Safety Training webinar at our Webinars page. 

In addition we’ve provided links to some articles we think you’ll find helpful immediately below and a button below the video you can click to download our free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist.

Enjoy the webinar and have a great day!

Don’t forget to download the Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide (below), and let us know if you want to learn about our online EHS training courses, our LMS for safety training management, or our mobile apps for safety management.

Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide Checklist

Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist

Learn how to evaluate different online safety training solutions to find one that best fits your company’s needs with our FREE informative guide and checklist.

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Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide Checklist

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What Is Total Worker Health?

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Not sure what Total Worker Health is?

Well, the interview below may be just what you’re looking for. Because we went directly to the source–Dr. Casey Chosewood, the Director of the Office of Total Worker Health, which is part of NIOSH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Chosewood gave us a great introduction to Total Worker Health and we’d like to thank him and invite him to come back again to tell us more.

Go ahead and watch/listen to the video below. We’re also going to create a transcript of this discussion and put that below the video, but to honest, we’ve been quite busy lately at the Convergence Training blog and our delivery of extra video transcription elves is late in arriving, so if you bear with us, we’ll get around to the transcription soonish.

Thanks again to Dr. Chosewood and we hope you enjoy this introduction to Total Worker Health.

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Belated Safety Training Tips for Mr. Peanut

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Holy peanut weavil! Mr. Peanut was always one tough nut to crack. After all, he’s been assaulted many times over the years.

But we’re sad to note that everyone’s favorite peanut, or maybe even everyone’s favorite legume (did you know that peanuts aren’t really nuts but instead are legumes?), has died at the age of 104.

That’s only 26 in legume-years, so it’s really quite young and tragic.

Our elegant, dapper, yet crunchy buddy died in the aftermath of a Nutmobile accident this past week. Rumor has it the accident happened shortly after he stopped at a Shell station to fill up.

The good people at Planter’s have led a weary nation to believe that we’ll learn more about this during the Super Bowl, so stay tuned for that. But remember, when the game’s over and they’re handing out trophies and announcing awards, we all know who the true MVP-nut is.

Although you could argue that providing safety tips won’t help our plucky, perished peanut now, and we’d be forced to agree, that won’t stop us from offering the three belated safety tips below based on events in his apparent untimely demise.

First, for those who are unaware, here’s what we know of the pathetic peanut perishing (Don’t worry, there are no grisly scenes involving peanut butter or brittle.)

Read on for those safety tips!

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What Is a Gemba Walk?

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In our continuing focus on continuous improvement (did you see what we did there?) in general and lean manufacturing in particular, we thought we’d write an introduction to to the ideas of gemba, going to the gemba, and gemba walks in this article.

The idea of a gemba walk is central to how lean manufacturing attempts to increase organizational learning, reduce waste, increase value, and generally improve over time.

And since we figure you’ve got an interest in lean manufacturing, we’ve included a free What Is 5S? infographic for you at the bottom of this article.

Read on for your quick introduction to the gemba and gemba walks.

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Super Bowl Party Safety Training Suggestions

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The big day is coming up, and millions of people around the world will come together to eat nachos, drink beer, and share their opinions about new commercials.

Plus, the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will play a football game. And so will some puppies.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a short list of training suggestions to get you ready for your Super Bowl party. That’s right, we’ve got some Super Bowl party safety training suggestions for you!

Before we begin, though, let us offer condolences to the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans, both of whom missed the Super Bowl by online one game–check out our Near Miss training course and better luck next time.

Enjoy the game, remember to be safe, and don’t forget to keep Mr. Peanut in your thoughts.

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New ANSI Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) Goes Into Effect March 1, 2020

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There were some delays, as their often are with new standards, but the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has created three new standards for mobile elevating work platforms, or MEWPs, that go into effect March 1, 2020. If the phrase mobile elevating work platforms and the acronym MEWP don’t ring a bell, it’s what you might think of as an aerial work platform.

The new standards are A92.20, Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs); A92.22, Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs); and A92.24, Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). You can get copies of the new standards from the ACS A92 Secretariat’s webpage.

To keep you up-to-date, safe, and compliant, we’ve accordingly created two new MEWP-related online courses for our Working at Heights training library:

Get yourself a copy of those new standards and read on below to learn more about the new MEWP standards and see some samples from our new MEWP safety online courses.

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