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Recordkeeping Training & Certification

Our Recordkeeping training will give you the information you need to stay aligned. Our Record Keeping training will give you the information you need to stay aligned with OSHA’s recording keeping standard update on March 2, 2020.


We Offer Three Types of Recordkeeping Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Recordkeeping certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Recordkeeping Training Course?

Our Recordkeeping training course is built to OSHA Requirements. This class discusses topics including regulations, incident investigations, proper investigating, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

While this training encompasses many important safety standards, you will still need to familiarize yourself with any other federal, state, and local standards that apply to your specific workplace.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Recordkeeping Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1904 – Recordkeeping
  • OSHA Act of 1970, 5(a)(1) – “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees…a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Recordkeeping Safety Training?

    OSHA doesn’t have a specific standard for recordkeeping training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

    Because of this requirement, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with recordkeeping. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things Recordkeeping

    Did You Know?

    Before paper, people recorded on all sorts of things, including bamboo, birch bark, palm leaves, silk, and wax.

    Archival science is a form of education and even occupational pursuit. It is the study and creation of archives, or in other words, recordkeeping.


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are the recordkeeping requirements for OSHA?

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    Records must be kept at the worksite for at least five years. Employers must keep summaries of all injuries and illnesses from the previous year. If current or former employees request a copy of the records, the employer must provide them.

    What is the purpose of OSHA recordkeeping?

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    Employers who comply with OSHA’s recordkeeping rule help the federal government collect, compile, and analyze nationwide data on occupational injuries, illnesses, and deaths.

    Who is responsible for maintaining records and OSHA logs?

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    Employers are responsible for filling out logs and incident reports only if a recordable work-related injury or illness occurs.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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