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OSHA wants to make injury data public, but employers fear a PR nightmare

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has for a second time proposed increased injury and illness reporting for employers — as well as a change that would make that data public — and business advocates are again pushing back.

OSHA said the changes will allow it to better identify workplaces where workers are at high risk and empower workers by increasing transparency. Employer representatives say that could translate to increased union activity and public relations issues for companies with high injury and illness rates.

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