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    OSHA Announces Steps Toward Injury and Illness Program Rule

    Post by Admin on Sat May 29, 2010 1:56 pm

    May 28, 2010

    OSHA Announces Steps Toward Injury and Illness Program Rule
    OSHA is moving toward a proposed rule for an Injury and Illness Prevention Program, which it refers to as I2P2. The agency said early this month it will use comments from a series of stakeholder meetings to help develop the proposal.

    The rule, versions of which have been contemplated in the past, would require employers to develop and implement a program to minimize worker exposure to safety and health hazards. California, which runs its own OSHA program, has had a similar regulation in place since 1991.

    Instead of waiting for an OSHA inspection or a workplace incident to address risks, employers would be required to create a plan for proactively identifying and correcting hazards, then implementing the plan. OSHA says workers would participate in development and implementation of such plans.

    “We are asking employers to ‘find and fix’ the hazards in their workplace,” said OSHA Chief Dr. David Michaels. “This commonsense rule will help make the Secretary of Labor’s vision of ‘Good Jobs for Everyone’ a reality.” Details about the I2P2 initiative are in a Federal Register notice at http://s.dol.gov/35.




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