The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has
proposed revising its Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and
Reporting regulation by restoring a column on its Form 300, Log of
Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, to better identify
work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The rule would not
change existing requirements for when and under what circumstances
employers must record MSDs on injury and illness logs.
Many employers currently are required to record workplace
injuries and illnesses, including work-related MSDs, on OSHA's Form
300. The proposed rule would require employers to place a check
mark in a column for all MSDs they have recorded.
The proposed requirements are identical to those contained in
the OSHA recordkeeping regulation issued in 2001. Before 2001,
OSHA's injury and illness logs contained a column for repetitive
trauma disorders that included noise and MSDs. In 2001, OSHA
separated noise and MSDs into two separate columns; however, the
MSD column was deleted in 2003 before the...
Log in or register for FREE access to this article and other Professional Roofing online content.