3335.0 OSHA and injury statistics; addressing workplace policies that discourage worker reporting

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session Objectives: This session will (1) describe specific OSHA programs and practices that in whole or in part use employer-kept injury and illness statistics to evaluate the success of worksite health and safety programs; (2)explain the continuing impacts of OSHA's focus on employer-kept injury and illness statistics on the underreporting of workplace injuries and illnesses; (3) discuss recent Congressional and Government Accountability Office reports and studies questioning OSHA's records audit process, it's oversight of a high-profile program touting employers' exemplary worksite health and safety practices, and the reliability of employer-kept injury and illness statistics, (4) review and analyze actions taken by OSHA in response to recommendations made in these reports and studies, (5) evaluate additional strategies to discourage manipulation of statistics and ensure truly effective worksite health and safety programs

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)