240995 Do we need a Federal Injury and Illness Prevention Program rule?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 3:00 PM

David Michaels, PhD, MPH , Department of Labor, OSHA, Washington, DC
Abstract: The Injury and Illness Prevention Program Standard is intended to be a major addition to the health and safety programs in American workplaces. This proposed standard will add protections to workers and employers in the industries covered. OSHA has gathered significant data from companies that are affected by the standard and believes this to be a good investment in our economy.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety

Learning Objectives:
Explain why a federal I2P2 standard is needed. Describe the process for the OSHA proposed standard for Injury and Illness Prevention Programs.

Keywords: Injury Prevention, Regulations

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, the top official at the US Dept of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). I was confirmed by the US Senate in December 2009.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.