Recordkeeping, or boring paperwork. 

Employers are required to keep certain records.  These  records comply with federal/state safety regulations.  Examples of some records the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires:  include injury and lost work time, job transfer/modified duty, etc.

Some other records employers should keep include safety program training courses presented to employees.  Or simple records of workplace/job task assessments and related personal protective equipment needs for same.

For more information, check out, and 29 CFR 1920.132 for job assessments.  Read, be informed, and be safe.