Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features OSHA’s publication of its 2022 injury and illness data. The data, collected from over 300,000 establishments, offers valuable insights into workplace hazards and unsafe conditions, allowing employers, workers, and the public to make informed decisions regarding occupational safety. As part of OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping requirements, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) data was submitted by employers between January 2 and March 2, 2023.
In addition to facilitating hazard identification and control, the data release aims to improve research on the occurrence, prevention, and control of workplace hazards, injuries, and illnesses. According to Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker, increased access to this information can help people better understand the overall effectiveness of safety and health systems in the workplace. OSHA has been actively assisting employers in understanding their obligations and submitting data, and plans to continue enforcement efforts to ensure establishments comply with their Form 300A submission requirements.