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May 17th, 2011

Public Invited to Comment on OSHA’s Proposed Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reopened the public record on a proposed rule to revise the Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements regulation. Notice of the reopening was published May 17 in the Federal Register.

The purpose of reopening the record is to allow interested individuals to comment on the small business teleconferences that OSHA and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy co-sponsored on April 11 and 12, and on the issues raised during the teleconferences. OSHA held the teleconferences to gather information from representatives of small businesses about their experiences recording work-related musculoskeletal disorders and how they believe they would be impacted by OSHA’s proposed rule. The public is invited to submit comments by June 16, 2011. For more information, read OSHA’s news release.