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6/28/2017 - US Labor Department's OSHA proposes to delay compliance date
Contact: DeAnna Martin, Interim Executive Director
Scaffold & Access Industry Association 816.595.4831
US Labor Department's OSHA proposes to delay compliance date for electronically submitting injury, illness reports 
June 28, 2017- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017 to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed delay will allow OSHA an opportunity to further review and consider the rule. 

OSHA invites the public to comment on the proposed deadline extension. Comments may be submitted electronically at, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, or by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. The deadline for submitting comments is July 13, 2017. 

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit
U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at The department's Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the department at 202.693.7828. 

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Amy Louviere, 202.693.9423, 
Mandy Kraft, 202.693.4664, 
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