Recently, OSHA has made a proposal to add an additional column on OSHA injury logs that would document whether or not an employee's injury was the result of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This proposal would require those employers already mandated to keep injury and illness records to add the step of checking a column when recording work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
OSHA has partnered with the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy to set-up a series of conference calls open to small businesses. The goal of the teleconferences will be to provide education and to receive feedback from business owners on the new proposal.
Here is a schedule of the proposed calls.
- Monday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 9 a.m. EDT and 1:30 p.m. EDT
If you wish to participate in the discussion, be sure to contact Regina Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 4 and indicate the teleconference in which you wish to participate.
You can learn more about these conference calls by using this link.
Do you have an opinion on whether or not MSD injuries should be recorded? Would this information help you review your losses and identify any trends? Please share your thoughts with us.
Lisa Mundt is a Senior Risk Control Representative for Westfield Insurance, a regional insurance company based in Northeast Ohio and operating in 18 states. Lisa is based out of our Atlanta, Georgia office.