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Course 708 Certificate
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Modules: 7
Hours: 5
Sectors: General Industry

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Course 708 OSHA Recordkeeping Basics

Key Topics

  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Determining Work-Relatedness
  • General and Additional Recording Criteria
  • Forms Maintenance
  • Introduction to OSHA 300/300A Form Completion
  • Calculating Injury/Illness Incident Rates

Target Audience

  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A History of Workers' Compensation.

Document, document, document!

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by:

  • setting and enforcing standards;
  • providing training outreach and education;
  • establishing partnerships; and
  • encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

This online course provides a general overview of a particular topic related to an OSHA regulation. It does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities in OSHA standards or the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or related regulations. Because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, you should consult current OSHA administrative interpretations and decisions on OSHA compliance requirements.

The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300) is used to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case. Under this system, it is essential that data recorded by employers be uniform and accurate to assure the consistency and validity of the statistical data which is used by OSHA for many purposes, including:

  • inspection targeting;
  • performance measurement;
  • standards development;
  • resource allocation;
  • Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) eligibility; and
  • "low-hazard" industry exemptions.

The data also aids employers, employees and compliance officers in analyzing the safety and health environment at the employer's establishment and is the source of information for the OSHA Data Initiative (ODI) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Annual Survey.

Note: This course includes information on the September 18, 2014 Final Rule that updates OSHA reporting and recordkeeping requirements that go into effect on January 1, 2015.

This course will help you understand your important safety accountabilities to the employer and obligations to your employees. With this goal in mind, have fun and study hard on this informative online training course. Remember, if you have questions please feel free to send your instructor an email.

Here's a tip: Make sure you review each module's quiz and look for the answers as you read through the material.

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To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Responsibilities
  2. Work-Relatedness
  3. General Recording Criteria
  4. Additional Recording Criteria
  5. Maintaining Forms
  6. Maintaining Forms (Continued)
  7. Injury/Illness Incidence Rates

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Course 708 Final Exam

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After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

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