OSHA issues new NEP for Workplace Injuries
In an effort to identify and correct under-recorded workplace injuries the Occupational Safety & Health Administration has issued a new National Emphasis Program establishing enforcement procedures to inspect the accuracy of occupational injury and illness recording and reporting requirements.
This NEP compliments the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ effort to investigate factors accounting for differences in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses estimated by the BLS.
Several studies have been released recently demonstrating various degrees of under-recording of workplace injuries and illnesses on the OSHA Form 300. OSHA believes the most likely places where under-recorded injuries and illnesses may exist would be low rate establishments operating in historically high rate industries.
If you have been injured in the workplace, please contact the Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC at (919) 851-3311.