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OSHA releases 2022 injury and illness data

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Washington — OSHA has published 2022 injury and illness data submitted by more than 300,000 establishments and says it’s working to identify employers who haven’t complied.

Employers who are required to submit Form 300A data to OSHA do so via the agency’s Injury Tracking Application. OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rules require establishments with 250-plus employees and those with 20-plus employees in certain high-hazard industries to submit the data annually.

“Providing access to injury and illness data helps identify unsafe conditions and workplace hazards that may cause occupational injuries and illness,” the agency says in a March 31 press release. “Knowing about those hazards is the first step to control them and reduce occupational injuries and illnesses.

“This data also provides employers, workers and the public with valuable insights so they can make informed decisions. OSHA also expects the information to improve research on the occurrence, prevention and control of workplace hazards, injuries and illnesses.”

Employers who missed the March 2 deadline can still submit Form 300A data through the app, according to OSHA.

“Recordkeeping is a valuable tool that provides a road map to where and why injuries and illnesses occur and where improvements are needed,” OSHA administrator Doug Parker said. “By increasing access to this data, we are providing information that can help people better understand the overall effectiveness of safety and health systems in the workplace.”

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