The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability’s Statement on OSHA’s New Proposal to Make Work Injury Data Public
DES PLAINES, IL (November 8, 2013) – The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability welcomes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s efforts to broaden transparency in the reporting of worker injuries in proposed rulemaking the agency announced yesterday. Appropriately expanding access to meaningful data on injuries, illnesses and fatalities can encourage employers to put additional focus on worker safety and health. At a time when businesses are seeking to become more sustainable in their operations, this initiative by OSHA highlights that the protection of all employees should be a cornerstone of their sustainability commitments.
The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS), established in 2010, is committed to ensuring the safety, health, and sustainability of the global workforce. The Center engages safety and health partners around the world to establish minimum standards that help reduce workplace injuries and ill health.
A collaborative effort of AIHA, ASSE and IOSH, the Center represents over 85,000 workplace safety and health professionals worldwide.
Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, Illinois-based ASSE has more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members who lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org/newsroom.