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.

Under the rule, companies with more than 250 employees would have to report to OSHA...

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