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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC45 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Column 
Abstract: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule on Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements (66 FR 5916, Jan. 19, 2001), that became effective January 1, 2002. After a regulatory review, the Agency determined that two provisions of the final rule would be delayed and reconsidered; the recording of occupational hearing loss (1904.10) and recording work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) (1904.12) (66 FR 35113, Jul. 3, 2001). Subsequently, OSHA issued a final 1904.10 regulation setting recording criteria for occupational hearing loss (67 FR 44037, Jul. 1, 2002). Following notice and comment, OSHA published another final rule to remove the WMSD column from the regulation and the accompanying definition used to check the column on the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illness (68 FR 38601, Jun. 30, 2003). OSHA has reconsidered the need for a 300 Log column for WMSD, and for defining "musculoskeletal disorders" for checking the column. The Agency believes that having aggregate data on WMSDs may help employers and workers track these injuries at individual workplaces, and that the Nation¬ís occupational injury and illness information may benefit from improved statistics on WMSD. Improved WMSD information might also assist the Agency in its day-to-day activities and overall safety and health policymaking. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously 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   
Legal Authority: 5 USC 533    29 USC 657 and 658    29 USC 660    29 USC 666    29 USC 669   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/29/2010  75 FR 4728   
Public Meeting  03/09/2010    
NPRM Comment Period End  03/09/2010  75 FR 10738   
Extension of Comment Period End  03/30/2010    
Final Action  02/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dorothy Dougherty
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Room N-3718, FP Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1950
Fax:202 693-1678
Email: dougherty.dorothy@dol.gov