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How to Win at OSHA Compliance
With the March 2nd OSHA deadline right around the corner, you might be feeling the pressures of the impending finish line. The list of tasks to wrap up seems endless and as it grows, so does your anxiety and stress in completing it all on time. In the case of a workforce injury or death in which there could be only one possible outcome - a loss - we want to coach you on how to handle the difficulties of OSHA reporting with confidence and peace of mind.
What is OSHA?
To mark your OSHA game as a “W,” it’s important to first understand what it is. OSHA, or Occupational Safety and Health Administration, was first established in 1971. Its goal is to provide employees with a safe and comfortable working environment in which they are never faced with the threat of injury or death as well as reduce occupational health and safety hazards.
To accomplish this goal, OSHA has set forth standards and guidelines with which companies must comply. Safety and health standards, educational training programs, and prevention programs are all part of the OSHA requirements set forth by the government. In the cases that injury, illness, or death do occur due to employment or safety negligence, employers must promptly and accurately report these to OSHA to correctly provide fair and lawful compensation to those affected.
Gold Medal: Automated Tracking and Reporting Systems
Now that you have a better understanding of OSHA and its goals for the workforce, let’s dive into the OSHA pool and discuss why automating your tracking and reporting processes will help you win gold with ease. Deadlines will be met, time filling out forms will be saved, and penalties will be avoided. As reporting requirements change, an online system ensures you’re ahead of the game.
Going for Gold
When an employee is injured on the job, it’s no laughing matter. First and foremost, there are concerns about the employee’s health and wellness. There can also be countless legal, financial, and safety obligations that arise from such a serious situation, as well as penalties associated with missteps. We’re all human and accidents happen, but with an automated tracking and reporting system, you’ll be well-equipped to properly track and report Worker’s Compensation, prevent future mishaps, and ultimately win at OSHA.
Using an online system that consolidates all processes in a unified database will save you time and ensure deadlines are always met. Electronic form submissions are simple when your data is stored in and pulled from one place. Handling year-end documentation, W-2 adjustments, ACA reporting, and all tasks involved with rounding out the year’s payroll and HR processing in a centralized platform will improve clarity and simplicity. When all processes are efficiently located on one system, tasks can be completed routinely and (nearly) effortlessly.
How To Report
To reduce the possibility of injury or death altogether, online training programs can be utilized - especially in high-risk industries.