OSHA Recordkeeping

The US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made changes to its Injury and Illness Reporting and Recordkeeping requirements in the past two years. In the webinar OSHA Recording Requirement Changes Mary Bauer, Eau Claire Area OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, and Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist, University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension, share in the webinar the following topics:

  • Am I required to report an injury or illness to OSHA? Understanding OSHA coverage related to Appropriations Act.
  • What is a recordable injury or illness and what is first aid?
  • Severe Accident and Fatality Reporting to OSHA (effective Jan., 1, 2015)
  • Understanding OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
  • What are the different forms?
  • Example farm injuries and illnesses and how you would record
  • How long do I keep the files?
  • New for 2017 Electronic Reporting
  • Informing Employees of their Rights and Anti-retaliation Policy (effective, Nov. 1, 2016)
  • Incentive Programs or Drug Testing – How they can deter employees form reporting injuries and illnesses and things to consider
  • Entering the OSHA Log and incident information Electronically and Size of Business Requirements (starting Jan. 1, 2017)
  • New Penalty Structure (effective, August 1, 2016)
  • Review of Current Emphasis Programs including 2016-2017 Wisconsin Dairy LEP continuation
  • Publications
  • Resources
  • Questions and Answers


The OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements are federal requirements for agricultural operations with more than 10 employees.  For more information on agriculture safety, please visit UW-Center for Agricultural Safety & Health or extension specialist Cheryl Skjolaas.

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