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National News Release: 10-631-NAT
May 5, 2010
Contact: Diana Petterson       Jason Surbey
Phone: 202-693-1898     202-693-4558
Email: petterson.diana@dol.gov     surbey.jason@dol.gov

US Department of Labor's OSHA holds series of stakeholder meetings on modernization of injury and illness data collection system

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold two meetings to gather information from stakeholders to help modify its current injury and illness recordkeeping regulation and develop a modernized recordkeeping system.

"These informal stakeholder meetings and written comments from stakeholders will help give OSHA direction to develop innovative ideas that will allow employers, workers and researchers to participate in improving occupational safety and health through the use of occupational injury and illness data," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels.

These stakeholder meetings also 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.

The information discussion stakeholder meeting dates are:

  • May 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, Washington, D.C.
  • June 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT, Chicago, Ill.

To register to participate in the meetings, visit https://www2.ergweb.com/projects/conferences/osha/register-datacollection.htm or send a request to: Eastern Research Group Inc., 110 Hartwell Ave., Lexington, MA 02421; Attention OSHA Data Collection Process Stakeholder Meeting Registration.

For further information, see the Federal Register notice at http://s.dol.gov/37.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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