OSHA Releases Workplace Injury, Illness Data
OSHA has released work-related injury and illness data that employers submitted electronically.
The agency has posted Form 300A data for calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as a data dictionary.
Form 300A is one of OSHA’s illness and injury forms employers must complete when a worker suffers an illness or injury that’s work-related.
It requires employers to record all reportable injuries and illnesses that occur in the workplace, where and when they occur, the nature of the case, the name and job title of the employee injured or made sick, and the number of days away from work or on restricted or light duty, if any.
The release of the data follows two rulings in Freedom of Information Act cases.
Electronic submissions of work-related injuries and illnesses are required of establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
The fact that an employer provided data does not mean the employer is at fault, violated any OSHA requirements, that OSHA has found any violations, or that the employee is eligible for workers’ compensation or other benefits, the agency said.
OSHA collects work-related injury and illness data from employers within specific industry and employment size specifications, and has detailed information on this data collection on its Injury Tracking Application webpage.
For more information, contact CBIA’s Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).
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