OSHA to Publish Details of Workplace Injuries Under New Reporting Rules
Litigation attorney Gina Fonte was interviewed by Marketplace about a new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that aims to increase transparency and accountability around workplace safety. Under the rule, companies with 100 or more employees in industries with hazardous jobs — such as manufacturing and healthcare — will be required to report workplace incidents to the agency, which will publish the information on its website. Ms. Fonte commented that though the new rule creates additional compliance costs for employers, it could also help them recognize patterns, see where they stand in relation to competitors and make changes before an OSHA inspection takes place.
"With greater disclosure of information comes more scrutiny," she said. "Certainly, there's going to be some additional administrative burden and cost to the employer to have to comply with this."