[Federal Register: March 9, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 45)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
29 CFR Part 1904
[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0044]
Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: OSHA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule on
Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements to
March 30, 2010. The proposal would restore a column to the OSHA 300 Log
that employers would use to record work-related musculoskeletal
DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published January 29,
2010, at 75 FR 4728, is extended. Comments must be submitted
(postmarked, sent or received) by March 30, 2010.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2009-
0044, by any one of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the instructions on-line for making electronic
Fax: If your comments, including attachments, do not exceed 10
pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger or courier service:
You must submit three copies of your comments and attachments to the
OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2009-0044, U.S. Department of
Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627).
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier service) are
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal
business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the docket number
(Docket No. OSHA-2009-0044) or RIN number (RIN 1218-AC45) for this
rulemaking. Because of security-related procedures, submission by
regular mail may result in significant delay. Please contact the OSHA
Docket Office about security procedures for hand delivery, express
delivery, messenger or courier.
All comments, including any personal information you provide, are
placed in the public docket without change and may be made available on
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and
Docket: To read or download submissions in response to the proposed
rule, go to Docket No. OSHA-2009-0044 at http://www.regulations.gov.
All submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index,
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download through that Web page. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspections and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases
and other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's Web page
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Press inquiries: Jennifer Ashley,
Director, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone
For general and technical information: Jim Maddux, Acting Deputy
Director, OSHA, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N-3718,
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC
20210; telephone (202) 693-1950.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 29, 2010, OSHA published a
proposed rule to revise its regulation on Occupational Injury and
Illness Recording and Reporting (Recordkeeping) (75 FR 4728). The
proposal would restore a column to the OSHA 300 Log that employers
would use to record work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The
proposal set a March 16, 2010 deadline for submitting written comments.
OSHA has received requests from several entities, including the
Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, National
Association of Home Builders, Associated Builders and Contractors, and
IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries) to extend the
comment period between 15 to 45 additional days. Their reasons for
requesting an extension include the severe February snowstorms, which
stakeholders said shut down or severely hampered access to their
workplaces for more than a week, leaving them unable to access their
offices or meet with their members. The requests also noted that while
the proposed rule said OSHA was providing 60 days for public comment
(75 FR 4739), the deadline in the DATES section only provided 45 days.
OSHA has decided to extend the deadline for submitting comments to
March 30, 2010, which provides stakeholders an additional 15 days, as
IPC requested. The extension ensures that stakeholders will have had a
full 60 days to submit comments, which OSHA believes is adequate for
this limited rulemaking. The extension also ensures that stakeholders
attending the public meeting on the proposed rule on March 9, 2010 have
an opportunity to incorporate into their comments their views on relevant
information presented at the meeting.
Authority and Signature
This document was prepared under the direction of David Michaels,
PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and
Health. It is issued under the authority of Sections 8 and 24 of the
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657, 673), 5
U.S.C. 553, and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31160).
Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th of March 2010.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-4988 Filed 3-8-10; 8:45 am]
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