At the request of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is extending by 30 days the public commentary period on its proposed new injury and illness reporting requirement.

The proposed rule would shrink the number of industries exempt from OSHA's injury and illness reporting requirements and would also amend the threshold at which covered businesses must report injuries to OSHA.

Under current regulations, all work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees must be reported to OSHA within eight hours. The proposed rule would change that to any fatality or in-patient hospitalization and would add a requirement that all work-related amputations be reported within 24 hours.

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