On Aug. 2, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) issued a rule that requires all federal agencies to submit
their OSHA-required injury and illness data to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics every year.
Instituting the new rule will allow OSHA to analyze the injuries
and illnesses that occur to federal agency workers and help develop
training and inspection programs to respond to the identified
"This change provides OSHA an opportunity to collect injury and
illness data from all federal agency establishments," says David
Michaels, OSHA's assistant secretary of labor. "The data will help
us streamline and improve programs to reduce occupational hazards
and prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths within the...
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