OSHA Proposes Revisions to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

Your chance to comment on the proposal is NOW!

On June 22, 2011, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking an update and revision of two aspects of the agency’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses.
The new proposed reporting requirements revise OSHA’s current regulation that requires an employer to report to OSHA, within eight hours, all work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees.

Under the revised proposal, employers would be required to report to OSHA any work-related fatalities and all in-patient hospitalizations within eight hours, and work-related amputations within 24 hours. Reporting amputations is not required under the current regulation.

OSHA is requesting public comments on the proposed revisions, and has included in the proposed rule’s preamble specific questions about issues and potential alternatives. 

 Written comments must be submitted by Sept. 20, 2011.

 See the Federal Register notice    for details on how to submit comments.

 Here is link to official OSHA /DOL June 22, 2011 News Release

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