In a recent blog post, we mentioned that the final ruling on the recording of MSDs on the OSHA 300 log was slated for February. Yesterday, the EHS Today website announced that OSHA has temporarily withdrawn it’s proposal to restore a column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) on employer injury and illness (OSHA Form 300) logs.
This is really an unfortunate delay. The proposal “assists employers to better understand the scope, scale and nature of injuries and associated costs,” says Humantech’s James Mallon in the EHS Today article. OSHA is continuing to seek greater input from small businesses. Do you think that this proposal would help or hinder your company’s current record keeping process?