OSHA Makes Workplace Injury and Illness Data Public

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has compiled data on work-related injuries and illnesses since 1996. Now the agency has made that information public through a searchable online database which allows people to look at company and industry-specific data on injury and illness.

The data is used by OSHA to calculate illness and injury incidence rates. These rates inform OSHA’s strategic plan and allow the agency to focus its Site Specific Targeting (SST) Program. According to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, making this information public is part of the presidential administration’s commitment to transparency.

Users can go to Data.gov or OSHA.gov to view an establishment’s name, address, associated Total Case Rate (TCR), Days Away from Work (DAFWII) case rate, and other information. However, the database does not include rates calculated by OSHA for companies submitted unreliable or questionable dadta.

Source: OSHA releases workplace injury and illness data, ReliablePlant.com, January, 2010
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