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|Publication ID: Fall 2014
|Title: Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is making changes to its reporting system for occupational injuries and illnesses. An updated and modernized reporting system would enable a more efficient and timely collection of data, and would improve the accuracy and availability of the relevant records and statistics. This rulemaking involves modification to 29 CFR part 1904.41 to expand OSHA's legal authority to collect and make available injury and illness information required under part 1904.
|Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)
|Priority: Other Significant
|RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda
|Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage
|Unfunded Mandates: No
|CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1904
|Legal Authority: 29 USC 657
Statement of Need: The collection of establishment specific injury and illness data in electronic format on a timely basis is needed to help OSHA, employers, employees, researchers, and the public more effectively prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as support President Obama's Open Government Initiative to increase the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use the resulting dataset generated and held by the Federal Government.
Summary of the Legal Basis: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 authorizes the Secretary of Labor to develop and maintain an effective program of collection, compilation, and analysis of occupational safety and health statistics (29 U.S.C. 673).
Alternatives: The alternative to the proposed rulemaking would be to take no regulatory action.
Anticipated Costs and Benefits: The estimates of the costs and benefits are still under development.
Risks: Analysis of risks is still under development.
|Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
|Government Levels Affected: None
|Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes
|RIN Data Printed in the FR: No
Acting Director, Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Bld, Rm N-3641,
Washington, DC 20210