OSHA Proposes To Make Workplace Injury Records Public

Law360, Washington (November 7, 2013, 6:10 PM EST) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday released a proposed rule to make workplace injury and illness information publicly available in an effort to encourage safer workplace environments.

The proposed regulation amends the agency’s current recordkeeping regulations by making the illness and injury data more accessible to the public and by requiring employers to submit their reports electronically to OSHA.

The proposal comes shortly after a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that an estimated three million workers were injured on the job in 2012....
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