OSHA Recordkeeping Guide for Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities

One fundamental obligation of nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and other long term care employers is to ensure that all work-related injuries and illnesses are properly recorded as required by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule.   Nursing facilities and assisted living facilities are among those included in an OSHA National Emphasis Program for programmed inspections which is in effect until April 2015.  The OSHA 300 Log is an essential document for every nursing facility and assisted living facility.  This Log is required by OSHA and will be reviewed at the start of any inspection.  Since completion of this log can often be confusing, AHCA’s OSHA consultant Jackson Lewis has prepared the OSHA Recordkeeping Made Easy to assist members comply with the OSHA requirements.