News Release USDL: 96-137
Monday, April 8, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
OSHA To Hold Additional Public Meeting On
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) will hold another public meeting on revised
rules it has proposed for recording workplace
deaths, injuries and illnesses.
OSHA held public meetings on the proposal
from March 26 to March 29. This additional
meeting was scheduled in response to a request
from stakeholders who were unable to attend the
earlier meeting. It will give the public another
opportunity to inform OSHA of issues raised by
The public comment period for commenting
on the recordkeeping proposal also has been
extended from May 2 to May 31, 1996.
Seating in the public meeting is limited
and will be available on a first-come,
first-serve basis. Persons wishing to make
presentations should contact Tom Hall, U.S.
Department of Labor, OSHA, Room N-3647, 200
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210,
phone (202) 219-8148 on or before April 19.
The amount of time available for each presenter
may be limited by OSHA if necessary.
The meeting will be held at the U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave.
N.W., Washington, DC 20210 in Room S-4215 A,
B & C, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on April 30 and
extending through May 1, if necessary.
The proposed revisions are aimed at
simplifying the reporting and recordkeeping
system and improving future use of the data.
The proposal was published in the Feb 2,
1996, Federal Register and is also available
through OSHA's Home Page on the Internet at
http://www.osha.gov, in the "What's New" section.
Comments on the proposal are to be
submitted in quadruplicate, or one original
(hard copy) and one disk (5 1/4" or 3 1/2")
in WP 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0 or ASCII. Any
information not contained on the disk,
such as studies or articles, must be
submitted in quadruplicate. All comments
are to be submitted to Docket Officer, Docket
No. R-02, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Room N-2625, U.S. Department
of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202)
219-7894. Comments of 10 pages or less
may be transmitted by facsimile to (202)
219-5046 provided the original and four
copies of the comment are later sent to
the Docket Officer.
Notice of the additional meeting
is published in the Monday, April
8, 1996, Federal Register.