OSHA will provide training to employers nationwide on its new recordkeeping rule via a satellite broadcast scheduled for 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST) on December 12. Employers can access the training through community colleges and other local organizations that have facilities to receive satellite broadcasts. OSHA is not charging a fee for the broadcast, although local facilities may charge an access fee.

The training program also will be simulcast on the Internet and made available via a link at the agency's Web site at http://www.osha-slc.gov/recordkeeping/RKsatellite.html. The broadcast will remain available for review on the Web site through June 2002. OSHA's updated injury and illness recordkeeping requirements, covering about 1.4 million employers, take effect January 1, 2002.

The agency has placed a wide range of materials on its Web site including copies of the rule and new forms, fact sheets, a brochure and several PowerPoint training programs. OSHA also plans to mail out new recordkeeping forms in early December to the 1.4 million employers affected by the rule.