OSHA News, injury Statistics and Federal Register Notices for OSHA and Health & Safety Issues


You can find all OSHA news stories, press releases, enforcement actions and other safety news below, in chronological order.  Stories of broad or exceptional interest are highlight with a direct link and title.


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    U.S. District Judge orders OSHA to Release Safety Data for U.S. Companies

    August 4, 2004 - Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, approved a Freedom of Information request originally made in October 2002 by the New York Times. The judge ordered the agency to release injury and illness rates for 13,000 work sites that had been notified by OSHA that they had exceptionally grievous records. If released, this list would effectively rank companies by the rate of accidents in their workplaces. The agency currently does not formally release injury and illness rates for specific work sites.

    For more info, see (note: both require you to register for their free service):

    Washingtonpost.com - Judge Orders OSHA to Disclose Injury Rates
    The New York Times - Judge Orders Agency to Disclose


    OSHA Federal Register Notices

    Click on the link below to go to a web page with a search engine for information and downloads for any time frame in OSHA's Federal Register notices

    This page was updated on 16-Jul-2019