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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

DOL/OSHA

RIN: 1218-AC49

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--Modernizing OSHA's Reporting System

Abstract: OSHA is proposing changes to its reporting system for occupational injuries and illnesses. An updated and modernized reporting system would enable a more efficient and timely collection of data and would improve the accuracy and availability of the relevant records and statistics. This proposal involves modification to 29 CFR part 1904.41 to expand OSHA's legal authority to collect and make available injury and illness information required under part 1904.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage

Major: Undetermined

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1904 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)

Legal Authority: 29 USC 657

Legal Deadline: None

Statement of Need: The collection of establishment specific injury and illness data in electronic format on a timely basis is needed to help OSHA, employers, employees, researchers, and the public more effectively prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as support President Obama's Open Government Initiative to increase the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use the resulting dataset generated and held by the Federal Government.

Summary of the Legal Basis: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 authorizes the Secretary of Labor to develop and maintain an effective program of collection, compilation, and analysis of occupational safety and health statistics (29 U.S.C. 673).

Alternatives: The alternative to the proposed rulemaking would be to take no regulatory action.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: The estimates of the costs and benefits are still under development.

Risks: Analysis of risks is still under development.

Timetable:

Action

Date

FR Cite

Stakeholder Meetings

05/25/2010

75 FR 24505

Comment Period End

06/18/2010

75 FR 24505

NPRM

09/00/2011

 

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Agency Contact:
Keith Goddard
Director, Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2400
Fax:202 693-1641
Email: goddard.keith@dol.gov