Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed a rule to help to keep workers safer on the job by helping officials to better track workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities. The announcement comes after the Bureau of Labor Statistics' released of its yearly Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report. This is the report that calculated that about 3 million workers were injured on the job in 2012 alone.
"Three million injuries are three million too many," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels.
Our Asheville workers' compensation attorneys understand that the new rule will help to shed light on just how dangerous our nation's workplaces are. It's going to help workers, employers, government officials and researchers better access this information, to help to create better attack plans to help to stop the risks. We will be able to better create training and work programs to reduce these risks and prevent workplace problems before they even have a chance to strike. With the latest proposal, there will not be any new requirements to the way we report these incidents, it's only going to make sure that employers better transmit these reports to OSHA officials. And this is a move that's going to help workers across the nation.