Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-9-9-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-9-9-D-U-G-A-N

Employers are required to report workplace injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released final rules that now requires employers to report injuries and illnesses that they record electronically. Why did OSHA promulgate this new rule? The goal is to harness the benefits of “Big Data.” “Big Data” is all the rage in modern business analytics and OSHA is trying to utilize this information to improve worker safety.

The hope is that this simple change will improve worker safety for everyone across the country. The data will inform OSHA of common human behaviors and help the agency design new rules and training programs to improve safety.

Moreover, it prevents companies from obfuscating accident or injury rates (an obviously relevant fact people need to know when applying for jobs). Furthermore, it is hoped the rule will nudge employers to adopt improved safety policies on their own, without government intervention.

The rule requires employers to submit only information that they already have on record electronically; it does not require them to begin gathering data. OSHA will then publish some of the data on its website to inform the public of safety trends.

If you suffered an on-the-job injury, then you may want to call a workers’ compensation attorney. There are several methods to seek recovery including through both federal and state programs. Which avenue you choose (you are likely covered by state insurance) depends on your job. A lawyer can help you through the process to ensure that you start receiving payments as soon as possible. You don’t want to risk your home or your family’s stability due to an injury; a lawyer can help you get the money you need to keep your family stable.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Fax: 412-922-0801
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
125 Warrendale-Bayle Rd
Warrendale, PA 15086

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Map & Directions

Monroeville
400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129
Map & Directions

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454
Greensburg Law Office Map

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation

REVIEW US