OSHA Warns and Notifies Employers of High Injury and Illness Rates

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has notified 14,000 employers nationwide that their injury and illness rates are much higher than the national average.  According to the March 8, 2008 OSHA press release, workplaces receiving the notification letters had 5.4 or more injuries that resulted in days away from work, restricted work activity, or job transfer per 100 full time employees.  The national average is 2.3 occurrences for every 100 employees.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to provide a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA assures the safety and health of employees by enforcing standards, providing education, and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health.

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Click here to read the full OSHA press release, and visit http://www.osha.gov/ for more information.

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