OSHA Moves Forward on Adding a Separate Column to the OSHA 300 Log for Musculoskeletal Disorders


OSHA announced on May 17, 2011, that it is reopening the rulemaking record and once again moving forward on a proposal to add a separate column to the OSHA 300 Log of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for recording musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). OSHA initially proposed adding the column in January 2010, but after holding public meetings and providing a comment period on the proposal, the Agency temporarily closed the rulemaking record and withdrew the proposal on January 25 of this year. According to OSHA, the temporary withdrawal was needed to seek additional input from small businesses through a series of teleconferences conducted with the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. OSHA has now completed those teleconferences and posted a summary of them on the Agency’s website...

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