AIHA Statement on OSHA’s Proposal to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Release No. SPR-13-1107-01

CONTACT:

Nicole Racadag, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0700; nracadag@aiha.org 

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (November 7, 2013) —  American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) President Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP, ​has released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule requiring companies to file electronic injury and illness reports that would be available to the government, workers, researchers, and the general public.

“While much depends on the details of the proposed rule, AIHA supports OSHA’s efforts to protect workers by making employee injury and illness records public, as this will more effectively prevent workplace accidents and illnesses. The proposal will increase the focus of senior managers on injury and illness data and encourage employers to do the right thing for their workers. We will closely review the proposed rule and seek input from our members and other stakeholders as we put together formal comments on the proposal.”

Visit OSHA’s website for additional information on the proposed rule. 

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