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to continue to provide the States with the flexibility to participate in the OSHA Data Initiative under the Federal requirements or the State’s own regulation. all guests must be approved by our german shepherd lying down doormat At its outset, Federal OSHA conducted the OSHA data collection in all of the states, including those which administer approved State-Plans. However, in recent years, Federal OSHA has collected data only in the State-Plan States that wish to participate. For example, in 2000, the states of Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and Wyoming elected not to participate in the annual OSHA survey and employers in those States were not surveyed. OSHA plans to continue to allow the individual States to decide, on an annual basis,
whether or not they will participate in the OSHA data collection. OSHA believes that injuries and illnesses occurring to employees who are present in recreational areas as part of their assigned work duties should be recorded on the Log; the final rule thus only permits employers to exclude recreational activities that are being performed by the employee voluntarily from their Logs. For example, an injury to an exercise instructor hired by the company to conduct classes and demonstrate exercises would be considered work related, as would an injury or illness sustained by an employee who is required to exercise to maintain specific fitness levels, such as a security guard. OSHA concludes that the activity-based approach taken in the final rule will be simpler for employers to use than the former rule’s location-based approach and will result in the collection of better data.