Manufacturers object to OSHA’s injury and illness reporting rule
Public disclosure of raw data “does not serve the public good”
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is urging OSHA to set aside its proposed rule to publicly disclose injury and illness data, saying that it will not contribute to the goal of improving workplace safety.
“Presenting this information without context will likely confuse and undermine ongoing efforts by diverting attention and resources from activities that would have an impact,” said Vice President of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger, after NAM submitted comments on the rule.
Trauger added that without proper context, “the raw data may result in unfair conclusions or judgments about a company or particular industry based on information that is not indicative of the actual safety record. Disclosing information in the manner OSHA proposes does not serve the public good and is easily misinterpreted and mischaracterized. ”
To read the full comments submitted by the NAM, click here.