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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB41 Publication ID: Spring 2002 
Title: Injury and Illness Prevention 
Abstract: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), many States, members of the safety and health community, insurance companies, professional organizations, companies participating in the Agency's Voluntary Protection Programs, and many proactive employers in all industries recognize the value of worksite-specific injury and illness prevention programs in reducing and preventing job-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. The reductions in job-related injuries and illnesses, workers' compensation costs, and absenteeism that occur after employers implement such programs dramatically demonstrate their effectiveness. OSHA has decided to develop an injury and illness prevention rule because occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities are continuing to occur at an unacceptably high rate. For example, an average of about 16 workers were killed each day in 1999. This number does not include an estimated 137 daily deaths associated with job-related chronic illnesses. The Agency is currently evaluating the appropriate scope and form of the proposed rule, as well as the hazards the rule will address, and is considering a number of regulatory and non-regulatory alternatives. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1900.1   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 653    29 USC 655    29 USC 657   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Initiate SBREFA Process  12/00/2002    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Steven F. Witt
Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3700, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2200
Fax:202 693-1671
Email: witt.steven@dol.gov