OMB completes review of electronic injury tracking rule

Rulemaking could be published this week

Posted May 4, 2016

On April 29, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) concluded its review of OSHA’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The purpose of the rulemaking is to provide OSHA, employers, employees, researchers, and the public with more efficient, timely, and accurate data.

The rule amends OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers are already required to keep under Part 1904. The rule amends 29 CFR 1904.41 by adding three new electronic reporting requirements.

The OMB review is one of the final steps prior to the publication of the rule in the Federal Register. According an OSHA source, the rule will likely be published later this week.

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