It can be hard for businesses to determine which regulatory events will directly affect how they do business. That’s why I’ve put together a list of the Top 5 OHS regulatory events on the immediate horizon business leaders as well as OHS managers and staff need to know about.
Yesterday we talked about a forthcoming crystalline silica rule. Here’s the next issue in our Top 5:
4. Proposed rule to add MSD to OSHA injury reporting forms:
While OSHA has been back and forth on whether it will re-introduce a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) column on Form 300 (and 300A) logs, which hundreds of thousands of organizations across the U.S. are required to complete, the issue is front and centre once again.
If this rule goes ahead, businesses will be required to record employee MSDs on monthly and yearly Form 300 logs.
After complaints from many stakeholders, OSHA had extended the deadline for public comments on the proposed rule, but that deadline passed on June 16. The administration has not provided a date on when a final rule will be issued, but expects a decision in the next couple of months.
Come back tomorrow for the third most important upcoming OHS regulatory event you need to know about.