CHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, a leading cloud environmental, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, is preparing safety professionals for OSHA’s annual recordkeeping deadline with a series of free webinars. Under the OSHA Recordkeeping Standard, non-exempt employers are required to post a summary of injuries and illnesses from the previous year in a facility location clearly visible to employees and new applicants.
“It is especially critical that safety professionals maintain and submit accurate work-related injury and illness records this year, as several new proposals and updates have put the Recordkeeping Standard top of mind in the industry,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS. “For safety professionals, it can be hard to keep track of what regulation updates have actually passed and are in force, and which ones are pending. Our webinar series addresses these concerns with information about how to prepare the required documents ahead of OSHA’s Recordkeeping deadline.”
Last year, OSHA updated the list of industries exempt from the recordkeeping requirement. The prior exemption list was based on the old Standard industrial Classification (SIC) system. Effective January 1, 2015, the exemption list is now based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Retained in the switch is the exemption for any employer with ten or fewer employees. Non-exempt companies covered by the standard are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, and summarize them using OSHA Form 300A. That information must remain posted in a location visible to employees and new applicants from February 1 through April 30, 2016.
The 60-minute webinar, “What's New with OSHA's Recordkeeping Standard: Are You Ready?”, covers Recordkeeping best practices, recent changes to OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, and what to expect from OSHA on injury and illness coverage in the near future. Registration is now available for the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST
- Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST
- Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST
- Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Visit www.MSDSonline.com/resources/webinars to register. Space is limited.
To learn more about VelocityEHS and its MSDSonline brand products and services, visit www.VelocityEHS.com and www.MSDSonline.com respectively. Stay up-to-date on OSHA compliance deadlines and other EHS news with the MSDSonline blog at www.MSDSonline.com/blog.
VelocityEHS is a leading cloud EHS software company, which helps its customers reach their environmental, health, safety and sustainability goals faster. The company delivers essential cloud EHS capabilities through a simple and intuitive platform that is more affordable, faster to implement, and aims to provide the best user experience for its customers. Its MSDSonline brand chemical management solution is among the best known names in the industry. Backed by unparalleled customer support, VelocityEHS solutions are trusted by millions of users from virtually every industry to help them improve EHS performance. And with more than 11,000 customers worldwide, VelocityEHS is among the largest and fastest growing EHS companies. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia.
Additional information on its MSDSonline chemical management solution can be found at www.MSDSonline.com or on its blog at www.MSDSonline.com/blog. For more information about the VelocityEHS platform, visit www.VelocityEHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.