Webinar notes recordkeeping changes for Ag producers

Wisconsin State Farmer
OSHA webinar set


A webinar helping to explain OSHA's recent changes to its injury and illness reporting and bookkeeping requirements will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 12.

Whether you are new to OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements or want an update on the changes, this webinar is for you. Join Mary Bauer, Eau Claire Area OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist and Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist, University of Wisconsin – Madison/Extension for this webinar, which can be accessed from home or farm. There is no fee.

Topics to be covered include:

  • 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 and resources as well as a Q/A session.

To register for this free webinar:  Send an email to skjolaas@wisc.edu by Sept. 0 with the subject line OSHA webinar. After you register, you will receive an email with web connection information and audio directions for the webinar.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Skjolaas at phone 608-265-0568 or email to skjolaas@wisc.edu