Interpretations, proposed rules and new emphasis programs
By Tim O’Toole
The Mason Contractors Association of America will host the Recordkeeping: Interpretations, Proposed Rules and New Emphasis Programs webinar on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 9:00 AM CT. Tickets can be purchased at www.masoncontractors.org/live.
How do your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) records measure up? OSHA is taking a closer look at injury/illness records and employers’ procedures that influence their accuracy. Proposed rules on what types of injuries are recorded continue to loom on the horizon. And, even before these can be promulgated, OSHA is pushing forward with emphasis programs and new compliance ideas.
This webinar will review recordkeeping basics in relation to OSHA initiatives. It will also take a closer look at how OSHA injury/illness records relate to effective safety programs. To accurately assess a safety program one should use two types of measures – leading and lagging. Leading measures are just that – a measure of actions taken that lead to or drive good safety performance. Lagging measures are the results that demonstrate performance. The OSHA injury/illness records are lagging measures. Understanding the relationship will help contractors maintain better records and improve safety performance.
Register for this webinar today at www.masoncontractors.org/live.
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.