Paul O’Neill advises employers that the new OSHA injury reporting rule will improve worker safety, as well as the company bottom line.
“For 45 years, the Department of Labor has required employers to record the injuries and illnesses that workers suffer in their workplaces. But a new rule from the department is generating controversy because it requires employers to electronically submit some of that data to OSHA, with the intention that it will be made public.
Well, my message to the business community is this: Don’t fear transparency. Embrace it. A focus on safety − even in the glare of public scrutiny − will not only help your workers, it will also improve your bottom line.
I know, because…”