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Did You Know – OSHA Logs Take 2

Did you know there are important statistics you can gather from your OSHA log? Remember, if you have 10 or more employees, you should be maintaining this log throughout the year AND posting the summary report from February 1 to April 28. (Short Cut to Logs)

Once you’ve determined the number of 1) overall incidents, 2) restricted duty incidents and 3) lost-time incidents, you can then calculate some statistics to see how you compare against your industry numbers. The calculations are quite simple – all you need are the 3 numbers above, the total hours worked during the year and the number 200,000. (The 200,000 is used to compare apples to apples – 100 employees working 2,000 hours per year = 200,000!)

Your incident rate is the category you are looking at (incidents, restricted, lost) times 200,000 divided by the number of hours worked during the year! It’s that simple!

Still not sure how to look at your numbers? Shoot us an email and we’ll help you figure it all out to keep you OSHA Recordkeeping Compliant!

All the best ~ Karen

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Happy Anniversary HRR and Welcome Back “Did You Know!”

Fourteen years – hard to believe. Where were you in January of 2005? I’d love for you to comment on below, on Facebook or on our LinkedIn page. In honor of our anniversary, I’m bringing back the original concept of the “Did You Know” series. This short e-blast or mini-blog or however you want to refer to it was just a free tip or reminder to help you promote a #DramaFreeHR work environment in your organization.

We got fancy for a few years with more in-depth blogs; we got even fancier in 2018 with a full-fledged newsletter. Well, that just wasn’t me or HR Resolutions. Our entire premise is to provide YOU with the tools you need to work well with your employees. We never went away but I’m proud to return to our roots and the basics of the “Did You Know” series.

In January, we’ll focus on the OSHA log. Did you know? If you have more than 10 employees, you need to be ready to post your Summary Report from February 1 to April 30. It can be found on-line at osha.gov (but you should have been maintaining it through the entire year in 2018 so that “presto” or “poof” – your summary report is ready to go. You just need to add average number of employees worked AND total hours worked during the year.

Our next DYK will focus on the statistics you should gather from your OSHA log so that you can determine if you are safer than your peers – good stuff to know.

Not sure what an OSHA log is or how to use one? Shoot us an email and we’ll help you figure it all out to keep you OSHA Recordkeeping Compliant!

And, it’s great to be back!

All the best ~ Karen

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Who Ya Gonna Call? First, 911. After that? OSHA!

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It used to be that “if there was something strange in your neighborhood” (or your workplace), you knew who to call: the Ghostbusters!

Not anymore.

In 2015, new reporting rules released by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) may force you to rethink your first steps when an urgent situation arises in the workplace.
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