OSHA introduces interactive recordkeeping web tool

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has introduced a new interactive web tool, the OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor, to help employers determine whether injuries and illnesses are work-related and recordable under OSHA recordkeeping rules.

The interactive web tool simulates an employer's interaction with a recordkeeping rules expert. The tool relies on the employer's responses to questions and adapts to the situation presented. Responses entered into the program are confidential, and the system does not record or store any of the information.

The tool helps employers determine whether an injury or illness is work-related; an event or exposure at home or during travel is work-related; an exception applies to the injury or illness; a work-related injury or illness needs to be recorded; and which provisions of the regulations apply when recording a work-related injury or illness.