OSHA Releases Injury and Illness Reports From 2016 to 2018 After Court Orders
On Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released injury and illness reports from nearly 290,000 employers covering the period from 2016 to 2018. OSHA released the data in response to two federal court Freedom of Information Act decisions that found the Form 300A reports were public records and could be released. The release of the data allows anyone—from other employers and labor unions—with access to a computer to view an employer’s illness and injury data.
OSHA, however, cautioned that those who access the data should not equate the data with violations of health and safety rules. In a statement accompanying the release of the data, OSHA said, “The fact that an employer provided data does not mean that the employer is at fault, that the employer has violated any OSHA requirements, that OSHA has found any violations, or that the employee is eligible for workers’ compensation or other benefits.”
The illness and injury data can be found here.
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