OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for reporting work-related musculoskeletal disorders

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OSHA announced Jan. 25 that it has temporarily withdrawn from review by the Office of Management and Budget its proposal to restore a column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders on employer injury and illness logs. OSHA has taken this action to seek greater input from small businesses on the impact of the proposal. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MSDs accounted for 28 percent of all reported workplace injuries and illnesses requiring time away from work in 2009.

OSHA and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy will jointly hold a meeting to engage and listen to small businesses about the agency’s proposal. See the news release for more information.