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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
Feb. 12, 2014
Contact: Office of Communications
OSHA announces comment period on proposed rule to improve
tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to close on March 10
WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that the comment period on the proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses will close on March 10, 2014. The comment period was originally scheduled to close March 8. However, this date falls on a Saturday. OSHA will accept comments submitted March 10 as timely submittals.
The proposed rule would amend OSHA's recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information that employers are already required to keep.
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 ensure 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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