The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced efforts to improve
the public's accessibility to the department's agencies and ensure
the department functions effectively.
Previously, only DOL's Mine Safety and Health Administration
posted worker fatality data on its Web site. Now, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration also is publishing
employer-specific information about occupational fatalities online
and allowing users to download the data. Comprehensive weekly
reports regarding the topic are available at www.osha.gov/dep/fatcat/dep_fatcat.html.
According to DOL, this will give employers with reported
fatalities more incentive to improve safety and prevent future
accidents. In addition, responsible employers will be able to use
the database to identify dangerous conditions...
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