Succeed Management Solutions, LLC Announces Tools to Address Major Changes by Federal OSHA on Reporting Requirements and Fines

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New requirement for electronic reporting of OSHA 300 report and significantly increasing penalties for OSHA violations create need for organizations to focus on worker safety.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased civil penalties for employer violations, effective August 1, 2016. OSHA fines have not increased since 1990, and are estimated to increase by 78 percent this year. Now linked to the Consumer Price Index, each year OSHA will continue to adjust penalties to account for inflation. State OSHA plans will also need to adopt maximum penalty levels that are as effective as the new Federal OSHA levels (OSHA QuickTakes, 7/1/2016).

In addition, OSHA has issued a final rule that will require employers in high-hazard industries to electronically submit injury and illness data beginning January 1, 2017. The generic data will be posted to the OSHA website and made publicly available. The goal of the rule is to encourage organizations to better identify hazards, correct problems, and prevent future injuries and illnesses.

Succeed offers a web-based solution to help employers maintain their OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 reports and will provide the capability to electronically report required annual data to OSHA in 2017. Incident Track® is a complete incident management solution that allows employers to proactively manage their workplace safety processes, including near miss reporting and corrective action implementation.

Because employers must protect their workers, employee safety training is a critical responsibility. It reinforces workplace safety best practices and creates a culture of safety. Succeed offers an extensive training catalogue of online and video training courses and safety resources on a diverse variety of workplace safety topics to help organizations achieve a safe work environment and maintain compliance. Succeed Training Track™ is an application that is designed to automate all aspects of an employee training program.

About Succeed Management Solutions, LLC

Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety training programs, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.

The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that help manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track®), behavior-based safety programs (BBS Track® and Safety Observation Track®), hazard communication and Safety Data Sheets (SDS Track®), Return to Work programs (Job Description Track®), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). Succeed also offers support services, such as managing Certificates of Insurance, Safety Data Sheets, and creating custom training courses.

Succeed Management Solutions, LLC also publishes a blog that contains safety tips, toolbox talks, training shorts, and more.

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