• Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Proposed Rule
  • Fed Register #:
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 31793-31794]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-11213]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1904

[Docket No. OSHA-2021-0006]
RIN 1218-AD40

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is 
extending the comment period on the proposed rule on Improve Tracking 
of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses for an additional 30 days, to June 
30, 2022.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published March 30, 
2022, at 87 FR 18528, is extended. Comments must be submitted by June 
30, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Comments: Comments, along with any submissions and 
attachments, should be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov, 
which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions 
online for making electronic submissions. After accessing ``all 
documents and comments'' in the docket (Docket No. OSHA-2021-0006), 
check the ``proposed rule'' box in the column headed ``Document Type,'' 
find the document posted on the date of publication of this document, 
and click the ``Comment Now'' link. When uploading multiple attachments 
to www.regulations.gov, please number all of your attachments, because 
www.regulations.gov will not automatically number the attachments. This 
will be very useful in identifying all attachments in the preamble. For 
example, Attachment 1_title of your document, Attachment 2_title of 
your document, Attachment 3_title of your document. For assistance 
with commenting and uploading documents, please see the Frequently 
Asked Questions on www.regulations.gov.

Instructions: All submissions must include the agency's name and 
the docket number for this rulemaking (Docket No. OSHA-2021-0006). All 
comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in 
the public docket without change and may be made available online at 
www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about 
submitting information they do not want made available to the public, 
or submitting materials that contain personal information (either about 
themselves or others), such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
Docket: To read or download comments and other materials submitted 
in the docket, go to Docket No. OSHA-2021-0006 at www.regulations.gov. 
All comments and submissions are listed in the www.regulations.gov 
index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not 
publicly available to read or download through that website. All 
comments and submissions, including copyrighted material, are available 
for inspection through the OSHA Docket Office.\1\ Contact the OSHA 
Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627) for information 
about materials not available through the website, and for assistance 
in using the internet to locate docket submissions.

\1\ Documents submitted to the docket by OSHA or stakeholders 
are assigned document identification numbers (Document ID) for easy 
identification and retrieval. The full Document ID is the docket 
number plus a unique four-digit code. OSHA is identifying supporting 
information in this document by author name, publication year, and 
the last four digits of the Document ID.

Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available 
at www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, is available at OSHA's website at 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Contact Frank 
Meilinger, Director, Office of Communications, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-
1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
For general information and technical inquiries: Contact Lee Anne 
Jillings, Director, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency 
Management, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-2300; email: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 30, 2022, OSHA published a notice 
of proposed rulemaking to amend its recordkeeping regulation to require 
certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness 
information to OSHA that employers are already required to keep under 
the recordkeeping regulation (87 FR 18528). The notice set a deadline 
of May 31, 2022, for submitting written comments. OSHA has received a 
request from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of 
Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to extend the comment period between 
30 to 60 additional days (Document ID 0027). The AFL-CIO's request 
explains that the agency has multiple deadlines within a one-week 
period, and the AFL-CIO wishes to have time to meaningfully respond to 
the important issues in both this notice and the several other requests 
for comment by OSHA. After reviewing this comment, OSHA has decided to 
extend the deadline for submitting comments to June 30, 2022, in order 
to provide stakeholders an additional 30 days (90 days total) to 
prepare and submit meaningful responses to this rulemaking.

Authority and Signature

This document was prepared under the direction of Douglas L. 
Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210. It is issued under sections 8 and 24 of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 U.S.C. 657, 673), section 553 of 
the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553), and Secretary of 
Labor's Order No. 08-2020 (85 FR 58393, Sept. 18, 2020).

Signed at Washington, DC.
Douglas L. Parker,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2022-11213 Filed 5-24-22; 8:45 am]