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OSHA Program on Recordkeeping Examines Accuracy of Worker Injury and Illness Data



The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has initiated a national emphasis program (NEP) on recordkeeping to assess the accuracy of injury and illness data recorded by employers.


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has initiated a national emphasis program (NEP) on recordkeeping to assess the accuracy of injury and illness data recorded by employers.

The recordkeeping NEP involves inspecting occupational injury and illness records prepared by businesses and appropriately enforcing regulatory requirements when employers are found to be under-recording injuries and illnesses.

The inspections include a records review, employee interviews, and a limited safety and health inspection of the workplace.

The NEP will focus on selected industries with high injury and illness rates. Beyond several manufacturing and food processing industries, scheduled passenger air transportation, nursing care facilities and refrigerated warehousing and storage are also included.



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