About 14,000 employers have been notified by OSHA this week that injury and illness rates at their work sites are higher than average and that assistance is available to help them fix safety and health hazards.

Establishments with the nation's highest workplace injury and illness rates were identified by OSHA through employer-reported data from a 2004 survey of 80,000 work sites (the survey consisted of data from calendar year 2003).

The workplaces identified had 6.5 or more injuries or illnesses resulting in days away from work, restricted work activity or job transfer (DART) for every 100 full-time workers. The national average during 2003 was 2.6 DART instances for every 100 workers.

The 14,000 sites are listed alphabetically, by state, on OSHA's Web site at: http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/foia/hot_11.html.