March 6, 2008 The Pump Handle 2Comment

(Updated 3/7/08) 

OSHA announced yesterday that it sent letters to about 14,000 employers across the country, letting them know that their work-related injury rates are higher than the national average.  The Agency’s news release does not mention any company names, but an OSHA spokesperson told me that the list of employers will be posted on OSHA’s website tomorrow.  (Update 3/7: here’s the link to the zip file.)

Around this time last year, OSHA made a similar announcement and sent letters to employers (about 14,000).  I did a little examination of that data and identified some familiar company names: Lowe’s, Home Depot, United Parcel Service, Wal-Mart, and Harley-Davidson.  I also noted that the highest percentage of letters (23 percent) were sent to residential nursing care facilities.  Does anyone want to make a prediction about how the recipients of OSHA’s letter last year, faired in this year’s assessment? 

When the data becomes available tomorrow, I’ll let you know.  Or look for yourself and report back here.

2 thoughts on “14,000 Employers Get OSHA Warning Letter

  1. Its about time, especially in the south east, the complacency with rules and regulations. I hear to often that we will worry about when OSHA shows up, They take into consideration that OSHA does very little in the inspection area and feel they don’t need the training or education.
    To much is relied upon a 15 minute safety tape that some of these companies put out. You would also be surprised how many people are not aware they come under OSHA.
    Of course I am involved with OSHA training, but when I have addressed some of these national companies, they all state they have training in place, its just the question of finding that training book?

  2. Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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