OSHA Workplace Injury Rule Aims To Shame Cos. Into Safety

Law360, San Diego (November 13, 2013, 8:54 PM EST) -- A recent proposed rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would make workplace illness and injury data recorded by employers more accessible to the public, a move lawyers say is aimed at shaming employers with a large number of accidents by putting them under greater scrutiny by public interest groups.

While employers currently must record and retain work-related injury and illness data, the rule OSHA proposed last week would require them to submit reports electronically to OSHA, which would then make them available to the public....
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