OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
Comment period extended to March 8, 2014
By Jesse Lawder
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 www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal or by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for more details.
About the Author
Jesse Lawder is the Special Assistant at U.S. Department of Labor.