Government rulemakingIf you plan to comment on OSHA’s propsed rule to change tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses, you should do it soon.

The agency has announced that the comment period on the proposal, which is says will help imrove workplace safety and health, will close on March 10, 2014.

The comment period was originally scheduled to close March 8. However, this date falls on a Saturday. OSHA will accept comments submitted March 10 as timely submittals.

The proposed rule would amend OSHA's recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information that employers are already required to keep.

Comments may be submitted electronically at, the Federal eRulemaking Portal or by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice* for more details.