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Making OSHA Reports Public

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On November 7, 2013
Great news, with one caveat, from the Department of Labor: The Labor Department wants companies to begin filing all workplace injury and illness reports electronically so they are available for anyone in the public to see. The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will announce the plan on Thursday as part of a proposed rule […]

Cluelessness

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On August 29, 2013
Well, doesn’t this just make you feel comfortable about the safety of our workplaces and our communities: A Dallas Morning News analysis of more than 750,000 federal records found pervasive inaccuracies and holes in data on chemical accidents, such as the one in West that killed 15 people and injured more than 300. In fact, […]

Silver Lining

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On August 21, 2013
The Obama Administration has made some positive moves in the wake of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 15 people in April, which is good because the state of Texas certainly wasn’t going to do anything: Although it seems incongruous to say that anything good could come from such a tragedy, the […]
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