OSHA chief David Michaels, during a Web chat earlier this week, stressed that creating new standards for workplace injury and illness programs was his agency’s highest regulatory priority.

The revamped injury and illness program, yet to be formalized, is being dubbed "I2P2."

“This is a very important project and it is important that the agency get it right,” Michaels said of I2P2.

“While we have accomplished a lot since we announced this project in the Spring 2010 Regulatory Agenda, we have much more to do. We want to gather as much information as possible in advance of SBREFA [Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act] to make the process as productive as possible.”

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