National hearing loss statistics are also improved because OSHA has added a column to the OSHA 300 Log that requires employers, for the first time, to separately collect and summarize knowledge particular to occupational hearing loss. These changes mean that the BLS will collect hearing loss knowledge in future years, both for instances with and with out days away from work, which will permit for extra reliable revealed statistics concerning this widespread occupational disorder… Yes, underneath section 1904.7, these instances are thought-about a significant harm or sickness when recognized by a doctor or different health care skilled. OSHA agrees with those commenters who argued that the proposed approach was too prescriptive and didn’t permit for the variations that naturally exist from one injury and sickness case to the following. Further, the document incorporates no convincing proof to assist a set variety of days as acceptable. OSHA thus agrees with those commenters who identified that adoption of a fixed time interval would result within the overrecording of some harm and illness instances and the underrecording of others, and thus would impair the standard of the records.