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OSHA Record Retention Requirements: What to Keep, Toss & Protect




May 31, 2018 at 1:00 PM (ET)

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When an OSHA inspector shows up at your door, you'll likely be asked to produce certain records. Many employers aren't sure which documents they must produce, and which aren't required. Further, how far back must records go? The retention requirements vary widely - some over 30 years! Failure to comply can lead to fines, and complicate the inspection process.

OSHA mandated record requirements are extensive, and extend well beyond the familiar injuries and illnesses forms. Join us to get clear guidance on what you must keep, and what you can destroy. In this 60-minute webinar you'll discover:

  • Which records you're required to keep, and which you aren't
  • How long you're required to retain specific documents
  • Electronic vs. paper: Storage and accessibility requirements
  • Protecting employee information - who has access to records?
  • Guidelines to keep your records secure and OSHA compliant

Program Highlights

  • OSHA Inspections: What Records Must Be Available - and to Whom

    • Where to keep records and in what format
    • Which documents you must turn over, and which you don't
    • Do employees have the right to access their own records?
    • How far employee confidentiality rights extend
  • Records Management: What to Keep, Destroy and Protect

    • Which records must be kept: Logs, training, LOTO & more
    • How long you must retain specific types of records
    • Document destructions: When, why and how
    • Gatekeeper responsibilities: Protecting access to records
  • The OSHA Compliance Best Practices for Your Workplace

    • Strategies to protect your company and ensure compliance
    • Identifying potential risks and developing your Action Plan
    • Compliance guidelines for electronic formats and mobile devices
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!

About The Speaker

Jack Fearing, CPEA, is the Managing Partner for Fearing International Group LLC and has more than 35 years of experience in occupational safety & health management, consulting and DOD aviation safety.

  • His experience includes EHS Director for a global defense contractor, an audit program director for multi-national manufacturing company and audit team leader for a leading pharmaceutical company.
  • He is a certified Health & Safety auditor, an OSHA-authorized 10/30 hour (501) instructor, and a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Boston University. He is retired US Army LT Colonel, Senior Army Aviator and Aviation Safety Officer.
  • Jack is an accomplished speaker and author and has been published in "CoatingsPro", "Today's Facility Manager", "Facility Safety Management," and various American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) professional journals on numerous safety topics. He is a frequent speaker and trainer for local, regional and international venues.

Program Benefits

OSHA requirements for keeping records varies widely depending on the type of document. Join us to learn which records you must retain, and for how long. Also, what files OSHA inspectors can demand, and which ones you must make available.