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Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents
• Record Type: Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Incidents
• Section: 2
• Title: Section 2 - II. Agency action

II. Agency Action

OSHA believes that reducing the reporting period and increasing the number of serious incidents reported is critical for the Agency to respond quickly and inspect for hazardous conditions that may pose a risk to other workers at the worksite. Moreover, prompt inspections will enable OSHA to determine whether its current standards adequately cover the hazards involved in the incident. OSHA will also gather better information on the causes of incidents which can be used to identify serious hazards, prevent incidents in the future, and form the basis for revised standards. Increasing the number of serious incidents reported will present OSHA the opportunity to inspect a greater number of hazardous worksites. In conclusion, OSHA has determined that the revision of the requirements of 29 CFR 1904.8, as reflected in this final rule, will provide information necessary to help ensure American workers safe and healthful workplaces.

[59 FR 15594, April 1, 1994; 59 FR 16895, April 8, 1994]

Regulations (Preambles to Final Rules) - Table of Contents

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