Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Docket ID: OSHA-2013-0023
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)

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 newly mandate that injury and illness information required under part 1904 be reported electronically to OSHA, who will then publicly release it, and a modification to 29 CFR part 1904.35 to clarify an employee’s right to report injury and illnesses to their employer without fear of retaliation.

RIN: 1218-AC49
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1904
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 29 U.S.C. 657
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Stakeholder Meetings05/25/201075 FR 24505
NPRM11/08/201378 FR 67254
Notice of Public Meeting on 01/09/201311/15/201378 FR 68782
NPRM Comment Period Extended01/07/201479 FR 778
NPRM Comment Period End02/06/2014
NPRM Comment Period Extended End03/08/2014
NPRM Comment Period Reopened08/14/201479 FR 47605
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End10/14/2014
Final Rule05/12/201681 FR 29623
Final Rule Effective (except for Sec. 1904.35 and 1904.36, which become effective 08/10/2016)01/01/2017
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: OSHA-2010-0024
Short Title: Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Statistics

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Oct 14, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/14/2014
ID: OSHA-2013-0023-1443
Comment Period Closed
Mar 10, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/07/2014
ID: OSHA-2013-0023-0146
Comment Period Closed
Feb 06, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/08/2013
ID: OSHA-2013-0023-0001
Comment Period Closed
Dec 13, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/15/2013
ID: OSHA-2013-0023-0008
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 05/20/2016
ID: OSHA-2013-0023-1840

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/06/2015
ID: OSHA-2013-0023-1835
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/08/2015
ID: OSHA-2013-0023-1834
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/03/2015
ID: OSHA-2013-0023-1833


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Amanda Edens
Director, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management
202 693-2300
202 693-1644 (Fax)
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3653
Washington, DC 20210
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