Wednesday, January 22, 2014

OSHA wants input on injury and illness tracking

OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

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WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it will extend the comment period to March 8, 2014 on the proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

The proposed rule would amend recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information that employers are already required to keep under OSHA's regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses.

The comment period has been extended 30 days in response to a request from the National Association of Home Builders.

Comments may be submitted electronically at, the Federal eRulemaking Portal or by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for more details.

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.

Source: OSHA

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  1. The following report uses data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2009-10 work-related injuries survey to investigate the work-related injuries experienced by young workers in Australia. The report shows that young workers had higher incidence rates of work-related injury than older workers, with the difference between the incidence rates of young and older workers greatest in the manufacturing, accommodation and food services, health care and social assistance and construction industries.

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