Labor Department to intensify measures for reporting workplace injuries

Companies with more than 250 employees would have to electronically file any report of a workplace injury or illness on a quarterly basis under new measures proposed by the federal government on Thursday, November 7.

The head of the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) David Michaels said the proposal would allow safety inspectors, workers, employers, researchers, and the public greater access to data regarding work-related incidents. Additionally, proponents suggest it will make companies more compliant with safety regulations.

The proposal also requires companies in selected industries with high injury and illness rates with 20 or more employees to electronically submit a summary of work-related incidents once a year.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of performing work duties, you might be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation. Our legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., helps workers in Des Moines get the compensation they need after such an injury, so call us at 877-327-2600 to find out how we can help.

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