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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC50 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions 
Abstract: This rulemaking involves changes to two aspects of the OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements. First, OSHA is updating appendix A to subpart B of part 1904. This appendix contains a list of industries that are partially exempt from the requirements to maintain a log of occupational injuries and illnesses, generally due to their relatively low rates of occupational injury and illness. The current list of industries is based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. In 1997, a newer system, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), was introduced to classify establishments by industry. The rulemaking would update appendix A by replacing it with a list of industries based on the NAICS and based on more recent occupational injury and illness rates. Second, this rulemaking would revise the reporting requirements regarding the obligations of employers to report to OSHA the occurrence of fatalities and certain injuries. The existing regulations require employers to report to OSHA within 8 hours any work-related incident resulting in the death of an employee or the inpatient hospitalization of three or more employees. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1904   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 657   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/22/2011  76 FR 36414   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/20/2011    
Notice of Reopening of Record  09/28/2011  76 FR 59952   
Comment Period End  10/28/2011    
Final Action  04/00/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jens Svenson
Deputy Director, Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3641,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2400
Fax:202 693-1641