For the first time, the agency is allowing the public to look at establishment or industry-specific injury and illness data. The workplace injury and illness data is available at www.osha.gov/pls/odi/establishment_search.html
OSHA uses the data to calculate injury and illness incidence rates to guide its strategic management plan and to focus its Site Specific Targeting (SST) Program, which the agency uses to target its inspections.
Information available at the Data.gov and www.osha.gov websites includes an establishment’s name, address, industry, associated Total Case Rate (TCR), Days Away, Restricted, Transfer (DART) case rate, and the Days Away From Work (DAFWII) case rate. The data is specific to the establishments that provided OSHA with valid data through the 2008 data collection (collection of CY 2007 data). This database does not contain rates calculated by OSHA for establishments that submitted suspect or unreliable data.
Also on OSHA’s website homepage is the weekly on-the-job fatality toll, a concise summary of the date, location, company name and description of the incident for each case reported to federal OSHA.
OSHA opens up: Fatality reports and injury rates now online (2/23)
February 23, 2010