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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC45 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) Column 
Abstract: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing to restore a column to the OSHA 300 Log that employers must check if a case they are already required to record under OSHA's existing Recordkeeping rule (29 CFR 1904) is a "musculoskeletal disorder" (MSD). This proposal does not change the existing requirements about when and under what circumstances employers must record work-related injuries and illnesses. The Agency believes that having aggregate data on MSDs may help employers and workers track these injuries at individual workplaces. MSD information will also improve the utility, accuracy and completeness of the national occupational injury and illness statistics, and may assist the Agency in its day-to-day activities and overall safety and health policy making. This proposed rule was temporarily withdrawn from OMB on January 26, 2011, so that the Agency could gather more information from stakeholders in the small business community. OSHA, in conjunction with the US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, will participate in a special stakeholder meeting to listen to the concerns of small businesses regarding the Agency's proposal. After this meeting, OSHA will review the information in the record and take appropriate action based on the information received. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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
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    
Small Business Stakeholder Meeting  04/11/2011    
Small Businees Stakeholder Meeting  04/12/2011    
Notice of Limited Reopening of Rulemaking Record  05/17/2011  76 FR 28383   
Analyze Record  07/00/2011    
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