In July, the Trump administration, siding with corporate interests against workers, proposed to revoke parts of a 2016 rule that requires employers to report workplace injury data to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The new proposal will allow employers to hide their injury records and keep workers, the public, and OSHA in the dark about injuries and illnesses occurring in U.S. workplaces. It will make it harder to identify dangerous workplaces and to take action to prevent them. Read the full AFL-CIO fact sheet about the 2016 Injury Tracking rule and the proposed rollbacks here.
To join the fight to protect workers, you can file comments online at Regulations.gov to tell the federal government that access to workplace injury and illness information is crucial to identifying hazards and preventing job injuries. The deadline for filing comments is Friday, September 28, 2018.