Rules + Regs

OSHA removes worker deaths from home page

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) removed data regarding workplace deaths from its website's home page, www.osha.gov, Aug. 25 and changed its policy to disclose fewer fatal accidents in the future.

During the past few years, OSHA has maintained a running list of workers killed on the job—including the date, name and cause of death—near the top of its home page. The list included every worker death reported to OSHA regardless of whether the company was issued a citation.

On Aug. 25, the box on the home page was removed and replaced with information about how companies can voluntarily cooperate with OSHA to reduce safety risks. The information previously was available, but now it is displayed more prominently.