This is the online version of the four-hour OSHA Record Keeping Workshop that has been attended by professionals in many industries, including personnel from OSHA itself. I'm excited that it's now available in an online learning platform and available worldwide and on-demand.


This course awards 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU), four contact hours, and learners will receive a PDF certificate at no cost. Some credentialing bodies also require a course description and instructor bio for proof of continuing education; a syllabus is freely available for download in the classroom to satisfy this requirement.


OSHA record keeping is one of the most important duties that an EHS or HR administrator can be tasked with. Errors, while common and usually simple, can be highly consequential. Simple mistakes almost never result in an OSHA citation, but they can artificially inflate incident rates and even disqualify an employer from a project. This workshop aims to prevent those scenarios, to encourage the incorporation of accurate record keeping data into an employer's overall scheme of injury & illness trend analysis, and to maximize the utility of incidence rates.

The 1904 standard is addressed via discussion and practical exercises. Topics include trend analysis, OSHA's stance on the work environment and its geographic presumption, events that trigger record keeping, commonly reported events that do not necessarily trigger record keeping, incident classification, scenarios involving medical events and doctors, travel and auto considerations, the record keeping forms, and calculating and utilizing incident rates. Regulatory updates including the 2016 final rule that requires some employers to electronically submit record keeping data will also be addressed.