Kilgore College Offers OSHA Workshop

Kilgore College Offers OSHA WorkshopOn Thursday October 18, 2012 from 1:00PM-5:00PM, the Kilgore College Small Business Development Center and the Kilgore Economic Development Corporation will provide a one-day workshop focusing on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new record-keeping inspections. This seminar will be at the Bonnie Porter Business Administration Building, Room 124 in the Kilgore College campus.

Kilgore College To Highlight Record Keeping Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has implemented a national emphasis program in record-keeping. According to Melanie Northcutt of the Kilgore College Small Business Development Center, OSHA has started conducting record-keeping only inspections. These inspections are extremely intensive involving worker compensation and medical records.

Northcutt emphasized the construction industry should address OSHA’s initiative with a sense of urgency. Many companies are vulnerable to violations even if they thoroughly comply with OSHA’s standards. If a company does not follow procedures in regards to record-keeping, they run the risk of paying thousands of dollars in fines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new record-keeping rule is referred to as 29, CFR 1904 and could possibly affect 1.4 million businesses in the United States.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers four basic tips for successful record-keeping. OSHA suggests officials have a basic understanding of 29 CFR 1904 which requires employers to provide safe and healthy workplaces as well as prepare and maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. Businesses should become familiar with OSHA forms 300, 301, and 300A and implement a recordable incident decision tree. Lastly, OSHA stresses businesses must train their employees on how to be safe.

At the Kilgore College OSHA seminar, participants will be given the opportunity to interact with OSHA personnel. OSHA regulations will also be discussed during the seminar. The registration fee is $199 which includes all course materials. Participants can register by credit card by contacting the KCSBDC at 903-757-5857 or toll free at 1-800-338-7232. For additional information, visit www.KilgoreSBDC.com.

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