The Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law just over 50 years ago in late 1970, with the first set of consensus standards being published in May 1971. Initially known as the Safety Bill of Rights, the OSH Act charged OSHA with ensuring the safety and health of American workers. Walking into an office, manufacturing site, or warehousing facility today? Take note that you will most assuredly be protected by OSHA workplace standards through enforceable safety and health regulations, employee training programs, and situational awareness campaigns.
Covering all 50 U.S. states and many territories and jurisdictions under federal authority, OSHA requirements mandate that employers with 10 or more full-time employees maintain serious work-related injury and illness incident recordables. While there are very specific definitions, generally OSHA recordables are defined as workplace incidents that include loss of consciousness, restricted work activities, or transfer to another job. They can also include certain chronic irreversible diseases, fractured bones, and injuries requiring medical attention beyond first aid. The Act has separate requirements for work-related fatalities and hospitalizations, which are to be reported to the local governing office at the time of the incident.
If the annual OSHA reporting cycle is right around the corner, how are you going to pull all of the required data together? If one of your facilities had an unscheduled inspection, do you have fingertip access to the most current claim and recordable injury information? Have you thought about using your Risk Management Information System (RMIS) to simplify OSHA data and log-reporting management?
We have. Our goal at Gallagher Bassett is to continually evaluate client, carrier, and broker risk data management requirements to ensure that we successfully deliver the most robust RMIS tools available in the bundled TPA marketplace. We are always thinking about how to merge our claims management expertise, intellectual capital, and computing technologies with our ecosystem of industry-leading LUMINOS RMIS products.
Utilizing our many Expanded Service options, all of the general and program-specific factors that influence your modern day risk-management program can now be holistically integrated into our RMIS product suite. Through our partnership with Origami Risk, our extensive listing of LUMINOS Expanded Services includes an OSHA Management module, simplifying the collection and analysis of required datasets within a single information repository.
At the individual claim level, we manage OSHA recordable flags with our integrated adjudication data. Track initial disability dates, applicable recordability criteria, and required OSHA codes. Add separate accident detail notes, document applicable treatment information, and track the number of lost work days. At an aggregate level, automatically generate required log Forms 300 and 300A to support inspection requests and annual filing requirements.
Utilizing our add-on LUMINOS OSHA Management Expanded Service option is a great economic value proposition for your organization. And smart business. Think about it…a single award-winning RMIS product suite bundled together with your TPA claims administrative services supporting a complete view of ALL of the risk management program components impacting your Total Cost of Risk (TCOR). So, let’s work together to take your RMIS tools to The NEXT Level.
Interested in learning more about our OSHA Management module? Or any of the other 20 plus LUMINOS Expanded Service offerings available to Gallagher Bassett clients through our RMIS product? We’d be delighted to talk with you. Please engage members of our Sales or Client Service teams, or contact Jennifer Turner, SVP RMIS Solutions, at email@example.com.