OSHA Alerts Companies with High Injury and Illness Rates

Washington, D.C. -- Recently, the assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent letters to approximately 13,000 employers that their injury and illness rates were higher than the national average. John Henshaw explained that while the business’ injury and illness rates were higher than other companies in the country, the OSHA letter was only a letter of encouragement to lower rates.

"The intention of the notification is to alert employees that their injury and illness rates are above average," Henshaw said in a statement. " But, as important, we also want to offer them assistance to help reduce those rates."