Osha requirement for updating msds
For example, hazards and injuries related to ladders are far more common.
In 2012, 2.2 workers per 10,000 full-time workers were injured and required days away from work due to ladders, compared with a rate of 0.5 for amputation injuries, according to BLS data.
Gordon Gekko, the fictional millionaire from the 1987 film “Wall Street,” may not have been the most moral character, but he raised a good point about data: “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” In the world of occupational safety and health, information can mean a lot of different things – knowledge of safety systems, training or any variety of leading or lagging indicators.
In two separate rulemakings, OSHA has set its sights on the collection of information.
The rule replaces the Standard Industrial Classification system, currently used to determine exempt industries, with the newer North American Industry Classification System.
Second, the rule revises the circumstances under which employers must report certain incidents to OSHA.
Specifically, the rules would give the agency more access to data on injuries and illnesses occurring throughout the country.