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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC06 Publication ID: Spring 2002 
Title: ●Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements 
Abstract: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule on Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements (66 FR 5916, January 19, 2001), scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2002. Following a careful review conducted pursuant to White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card's memorandum (66 FR 7702), the Agency has determined that all but two provisions of the final rule, regarding the recording of occupational hearing loss and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), would take effect as scheduled (66 FR 35113, July 3, 2001). The Agency issued a proposed rule on July 3, 2001, seeking comment on a delay of the two sections, and on the criteria that should be used for the recording of occupational hearing loss (RIN 1218-AC00). The record on this proposal closed on September 4, 2001. OSHA published a final rule delaying the effective dates for sections 1904.10, 1910.12 and a note to 1904.29(b)(7)(vi) until January 1, 2003. The same final rule provided interim guidance on recording hearing loss and MSD cases during 2002 (66 FR 52031, October 12, 2001). OSHA is continuing to reconsider these two provisions for recording occupational hearing loss based on the occurrence of a Standard Threshold Shift (STS) in hearing acuity (section 1904.10), defining "musculoskeletal disorders" and checking the column on the OSHA 300 Log identifying a recordable case as an MSD (section 1904.12). OSHA will issue a subsequent final rule to deal with these injury and illness recording issues for the years 2003 and beyond. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1904.10    29 CFR 1904.12    29 CFR 1904.29(b)(7)(vi)   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 657    29 USC 553   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/03/2001  66 FR 35113   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/04/2001    
Final Action Delaying Effective Dates  10/12/2001  66 FR 52031   
Final Action  06/00/2002    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
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