OSHA Inspections, Reporting & Recordkeeping in Construction


CLE credits earned: 2 GEN

This live webinar is intended to provide attendees with a better understanding of the requirements of reporting, recording, and investigating an accident or incident on your construction site. Be proactive to ensure you are prepared before OSHA comes knocking.

Over the past few years, OSHA has been particularly aggressive in using its reporting and recordkeeping requirements to further its enforcement agenda. Most recently, OSHA amended its recordkeeping rule to include electronic filing provisions and anti-retaliation provisions. How have the increased reporting requirements affected OSHA’s enforcement strategy? Will the electronic submission requirements be curtailed by President Trump’s administration? How have the anti-retaliation provisions impacted post-incident drug testing and safety incentive programs? What are the most common recordkeeping mistakes? Which employer is responsible for recordkeeping on a multi-employer worksite?

This webinar is geared towards an intermediate-level audience. Attendees will leave the program with practical applications that they can apply to their businesses. Please join us to discuss these important issues, and more.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   When an injury/illness is reportable under OSHA rules and how to properly report
•   When an injury/illness is recordable under OSHA rules and how to properly report
•   How to conduct an internal accident/incident investigation in compliance with OSHA standards/expectations
•   When to engage outside help from legal counsel and/or outside safety consultants
•   OSHA reporting procedures and recordkeeping
•   Common mistakes
•   Recent regulatory changes

Date / Time: November 1, 2018

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: November 1, 2018

Phillip Russell, Esq. is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar. He is a practical labor and employment lawyer who represents businesses in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including workplace safety and health (OSHA), traditional labor relations (staying union-free), unfair competition and trade secrets litigation, employment litigation defense, and advising and counseling employers on workplace legal compliance issues. Phillip represents clients in the construction, staffing, technology, manufacturing, banking, and other industries. He is also a nationally recognized speaker and author on labor and employment law issues.

Phillip’s first job was bagging groceries and stocking shelves in his family’s grocery store. As a teenager, he learned the value of hard work and business. His grandfather took him to business meetings and Phillip saw first-hand the challenges of managing a business and employees. But he also saw the true value in positive employee relations. Now, Phillip represents and protects each of his clients, large or small, as if they were his family’s grocery business – with enthusiasm, dedication, and a strong belief that lawsuits, government investigations, and unions are not good for business or employees.

In 2015, Phillip celebrated his 20th year of practicing law. He is a peer-review AV-Preeminent® Rated Attorney (by Martindale-Hubbell), rated among the top 5% of lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers (Thompson Reuters), and is listed in Best Lawyers® by U.S. News and World Report. He earned his law degree from Stetson University and has B.S. Management and M.S. Economics degrees from Georgia Tech.

Phillip is a Ramblin Wreck from Georgia Tech who bleeds White and Gold! He is also an avid spear gun hunter and SCUBA diver who enjoys any time on or under the Gulf of Mexico or any place he can dive. Phillip loves living Floridays in the sunshine and saltwater where he boats, fishes, and plays. He is a CrossFit athlete who enjoys adventure and obstacle course races despite the constant nagging of middle-aged muscles and joints. Phillip is a ridiculous Parrothead who is only growing older, but not up!

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Section I. The differences between an accident and a reportable and/or recordable incident under OSHA rules
a) Internal reporting procedures
b) Reporting requirements
c) Electronic reporting and the new OSHA app
d) Recordkeeping forms

Section II. Best practices in incident investigations
a) Gathering facts, evidence, and witness statements
b) Interviewing techniques
c) Deciding whether and how to complete an incident report
d) Anti-Retaliation

Section III. Available resources for accident/incident investigation
a) OSHA guidance
b) Industry-specific resources
c) When to engage legal counsel/outside safety consultant

Section IV. Most Recent Regulatory Changes
a) Electronic Reporting
b) Anti-Retaliation
        i. Internal reporting procedures
        ii. Post-accident drug testing
        iii. Safety incentive programs

Section V. Penalty Increases
a) Impact on enforcement
b) Impact on investigation and defense strategies

Section VI. Reporting Requirements
a) Expanded scope of what is reportable
b) How do you know for sure?

Section VII. Recordkeeping Forms
a) Audits
b) Common mistakes

Section VIII. President Trump’s Administration – Will OSHA Change?