Health & Safety Institute Blog

March 2, 2017

Managing OSHA’s Document Management Requirements

Documentation lies at the heart of an OSHA inspection. From records of routine equipment inspections to incident reports to hazard communications, employers need to know what’s important to keep, and how to easily access it all when that material is requested.

In their article “Know OSHA’s Document Creation, Retention Requirements,” the Society for Human Resource Management gives an in-depth review of some commonly-requested documentation for general industry, including:

  • Lockout/Tagout training records and regular inspection reports
  • Noise exposure measurements
  • PPE training records
  • HazCom plans
  • OSHA 300 log

Summit’s Document Management Solution

All that paperwork adds up, and managing it can quickly become a full-time job in and of itself. If you are responsible for your managing your company’s safety documentation and compliance, HSI now offers document management capabilities to Summit and SafeTec Essentials users that help get the safety information into the hands of those who need it.  With Document Management, you can save your policies and procedures in one location, and manage and track revisions to ensure that the most current document is available to your workers.  Additionally, Document Management will automatically distribute documents, manage the required sign-offs and assign all your documents to their correct OSHA CFR(29) code.

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