Hurt at Work:
Keep OSHA From Targeting You with Better Recordkeeping of Injuries
You can unwittingly make yourself an OSHA target simply by not keeping good records of work-related injuries and illnesses, and that could cost you a lot of money in fines and a lot of time in paperwork.
This issue is important to you right now, because OSHA is updating regulations and forms and cracking down on employers. Workplace injury recordkeeping has been a priority for OSHA ever since the General Account Office criticized the agency for sloppy tracking of workplace injuries.
With so much focus on how workplace injuries and illnesses are reported, you can’t afford to slip up, even for a moment. Which injuries do you have to report? How much time do you have to report injuries and illnesses? How can you tell if you’re exempt from reporting? What is the effect of reinstating the reporting of musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic injuries?
Good recordkeeping can mean the difference between staying on OSHA’s good side and being targeted for a time-consuming inspection. Armed with the knowledge in this revealing and accredited audio conference, you will be ready to protect your company and your workers by becoming compliant with OSHA’s newest recordkeeping standards.
- Get up to speed on what exactly the latest OSHA recordkeeping regulations are.
- How can poor injury and illness recordkeeping come back to haunt you and your company?
- How can you classify incidents correctly on the newly updated OSHA 300 forms?
- How do you interpret unusual cases and circumstances? How do you keep them from affecting your recordkeeping?
- What do you need to do to get ready for the new ergonomic injury reporting requirements?
- What is the best way to access the proper forms for accurate recordkeeping?
- What do you need to know in order to train managers to identify recordable injuries and illnesses correctly?
Alicia M. Dorsey, M.S.E., C.H.E.M.
Dorsey Health and Safety Consulting/The Human Factor
Alicia Dorsey holds an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a
Master of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety Engineering from West Virginia
University. Ms. Dorsey interned at Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont, Texas prior to graduation.
There, she provided comprehensive industrial hygiene services during critical turnaround
Immediately after graduation, she was employed as a compliance officer and industrial
hygienist for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration – NC. Many of the
inspections conducted by Ms. Dorsey focused on healthcare, air quality, asbestos
abatement, and ergonomics. While employed by OSHA, Ms. Dorsey was on the Ergonomics
Task Force, performing ergonomic inspections at many different companies. She was also
selected to act as a liaison between employers and the North Carolina Ergonomic Resource
Ms. Dorsey entered private industry by accepting a position with a 1000-bed hospital. She
managed their health and safety programs as well as all of the compliance issues for 11
multi-specialty physician practices owned by the hospital. While working for this
organization, she developed health and safety programs, including, but not limited to, Hazard
Communication, Ergonomics, Asbestos Management, Indoor Air Quality, Hazard Surveillance,
and JCAHO Environment of Care Management Plans. She also conducted countless air
monitoring studies. During this time, Ms. Dorsey was part of the faculty at North Carolina A &
T University, teaching industrial hygiene and health and safety.
In 1997, Ms. Dorsey founded Dorsey Health and Safety Consulting/The Human Factor. She
continues to provide a comprehensive analysis of health and safety compliance for her
clients, as well as offering air monitoring, educational services, employee training and
program development. Her clients have included law firms, industrial manufacturers, major
universities, and healthcare providers.
Ms. Dorsey is currently a member of the Centre County Environmental Health and Safety
Roundtable, AIHA, and JCAHO. She has recently been appointed to the West Virginia
University Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Advisory Organization.
Consultative assistance is available by contacting Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
Who would benefit from this program:
- Safety Managers
- Safety Directors
- Safety Executives
- Safety Professionals
- This program has been applied for CIH and CSP Continuing Education Credits. Earn .33 CM Points for CIHs and .156 Points for CSP.
Audio Conference Formats Explained
- Audio Conference CD Only: $229.00 (includes S&H)
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes