OMB receives OSHA recordkeeping rule change for review

Washington – A proposed OSHA rule that would update the agency’s reporting system for occupational injuries and illnesses is undergoing review by the Office of Management and Budget.

OMB received the rule on Nov. 22; the review process typically takes about 90 days.

The rule would modernize the current reporting system by establishing the electronic collection of specific injury and illness data from employers on a timely basis, among other changes. Section 1904.41 of the Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness Standard – which specifies the annual collection of OSHA’s injury and illness survey – is expected to be changed.

Additional details about the proposed rule change were not immediately available.

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