Help Keep America’s Workers Safe

Tell the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to modernize its record-keeping methods

OSHA is proposing a new rule that would modernize its record-keeping system.

Moving to the new system is a no-brainer:

  • It would require companies to submit electronic versions of safety records — which they keep anyway — to the agency.

  • It would eliminate the 15-month lag between OSHA receiving information about safety problems and acting on it.

  • It would make information about workplace hazards public, allowing government officials and public health advocates to identify and mitigate potential risks as they arise.

Make sure OSHA knows that you want it to move forward with this new system, and that you don’t want it to fold to industry pressure that seeks weaken the requirements.

Sign on to the comment below today to send a simple message to OSHA: Keep workers safe.

We, the undersigned, encourage the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to move full steam ahead with the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rulemaking. In order to keep America’s workers safe, OSHA needs access to information about companies’ safety records in a timely manner. Further, that information must be delivered in a format that allows OSHA to efficiently analyze it for workplace hazards.

Protecting America’s greatest asset, its workers, should be the top priority of the agency. Any rule that would make the process more efficient should be adopted.

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9307 4 months ago Christopher F. Vota If money were no longer around, this could get done sooner - and better!
9306 6 months ago Catherine Hart
9305 10 months ago Anonymous
9304 1 year ago Jeanne Mackay,
9303 1 year ago Meredith Bennett
9302 1 year ago Marcella Ciucki
9301 1 year ago K. Arnone
9300 1 year ago E B
9299 1 year ago Timothy Melgard Please switch to an electronic filing system for your records. It is much more efficient, and it will ultimately be something you will have to do. Better late than never.
9298 1 year ago Ted Vollers In this day of computers and electronic communication, there is no excuse for such an archaic system as paper based with long transcription and action delays.
9297 1 year ago Paul Romano
9296 1 year ago Marcus Murphy
9295 1 year ago Kevin Silas
9294 1 year ago Bridget Bailey
9293 1 year ago JIM HEAD
9292 1 year ago Judith O'Callaghan
9291 1 year ago Anne Blanchard
9290 1 year ago Rael Nidess, M.D.
9289 1 year ago Susannah Kegler
9288 1 year ago Robin Iles
9287 1 year ago Christopher T. Mizera
9286 1 year ago alexandra chua
9285 1 year ago Pernell Banks
9284 1 year ago Carol Lynn Harp
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