PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Chemical & Petrochemical Plant Coating Systems

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


OSHA Record-Keeping Tab: 3M Hours, $136M

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Comment | More

Q: How much time and money do U.S. employers spend on federal employee illness and injury record-keeping?

A: 2,967,237 hours and $136,753,120.

The good news: That’s 105,741 hours less than the task used to take, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which developed the estimates.

The estimates are included in OSHA’s request for public comment and recommendations on the paperwork requirements of 29 CFR part 1904, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (1218–0176). The notice (Docket No. OSHA–2010–0055) was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 13.

Record-Keeping

The Occupational Safety and Health Act and 29 CFR part 1904 require employers to maintain records of job-related injuries and illnesses. OSHA uses the records to carry out enforcement and intervention activities, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses them to report on occupational illness and injury rates.

OSHA currently has approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect the required information until Feb. 28.

The OSHA Notice requests that OMB extend its approval of the measure past that date and that it accept OSHA’s new, reduced “burden hour estimate” associated with the standard.

The current paperwork estimate is 3,072,978 hours, which assumes that each employer takes two hours annually to complete the required information.

OSHA is also soliciting comment on its existing paperwork burden and seeking public responses to several questions related to the development of OSHA’s estimates.

Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by March 14.

   

Tagged categories: Health and safety; OSHA; Regulations

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

CS Unitec
Surface Prep & Material Removal

CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


Safety Lamp of Houston, Inc.
Wet & hazardous area lighting solutions from SAFETY LAMP of Houston

New WOLF LED and fluorescent lights are now available, including low voltage tank lighting kits.
Call: (281) 964-1019.


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


DeHumidification Technologies
HUMIDITY PROBLEMS?

DH Tech has the most innovative and reliable equipment available to
control humidity efficiently
and effectively.
IT'S UNDER CONTROL!


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com