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2140. • OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND ILLNESS RECORDING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 29 USC 657; 5 USC 553

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1904

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule on Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements (66 FR 5916, January 19, 2001), which is scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2002. Following a careful review conducted pursuant to White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card's memorandum (66 FR 7702), the Agency has determined that all but two provisions of the final rule will take effect as scheduled (66 FR 35113, July 3, 2001). The record on this proposal closed on September 4, 2001. OSHA intends to publish a final rule reflecting the effective dates for sections 1904.10 and 1904.12 in the near future.

OSHA will reconsider these two provisions in the final rule for recording occupational hearing loss based on the occurrence of a Standard Threshold Shift (STS) in hearing acuity (section 1904.10), defining "musculoskeletal disorders" and checking the column on the OSHA 300 Log identifying a recordable case as an MSD (section 1904.12). OSHA also proposed to delay the effective date of sections 1904.10 and 1904.12 until January 1, 2003 to allow time for such regulatory reconsideration.

Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

NPRM
NPRM Comment
  Period End
Final Action
Final Action Effective
07/03/01
09/04/01

10/12/01
01/01/02
66 FR 35113


66 FR 52031

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marthe B. Kent, Acting Director, Directorate of Health Standards Programs, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N3718, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-1950
Fax: 202 693-1678

RIN: 1218-AC00


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