An OSHA 300 Log is a record of work-related injuries and illnesses that many employers are required to maintain. OSHA proposed adding a new column for MSD disorders for employers already required to keep injury/illness records. MSDs are defined by OSHA as disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal discs (e.g., carpal tunnel and rotator cuff syndrome, herniated spinal disc, low back pain, etc.), but do not include disorders caused by slips, trips, falls, motor vehicle accidents or other similar accidents.
SEMA encourages member companies to participate in a teleconference to provide input on OSHA’s proposal. SEMA remains concerned that the proposed rule could expose employers to lawsuits and OSHA penalties if they misdiagnose a problem or improperly recorded a MSD. The teleconferences are scheduled for:
- Monday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
- Tuesday, April 12 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT)
- Tuesday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT)