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Occupational Safety and Health Administration


RIN: 1218-AC50

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions

Abstract: This proposal involves changes to two aspects of the OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements. First, OSHA is proposing to update appendix A to subpart B of part 1904. This appendix contains a list of industries that are partially exempt from the requirements to maintain a log of occupational injuries and illnesses, generally due to their relatively low rates of occupational injury and illness. The current list of industries is based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. In 1997, an newer system, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), was introduced to classify establishments by industry. The proposed rule would update appendix A by replacing it with a list of industries based on the NAICS and based on more recent occupational injury and illness rates. Second, OSHA is proposing to revise the reporting requirements regarding the obligations of employers to report to OSHA the occurrence of fatalities and certain injuries. The existing regulations require employers to report to OSHA within 8 hours any work-related incident resulting in the death of an employee or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: No

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




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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

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