OSHA issues new NEP for Workplace Injuries

In an effort to identify and correct under-recordedworkplace injuries the Occupational Safety & Health Administration hasissued a new National Emphasis Program establishing enforcement procedures toinspect the accuracy of occupational injury and illness recording and reportingrequirements.

This NEP compliments the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ effortto investigate factors accounting for differences in the number of workplaceinjuries and illnesses estimated by the BLS.

Several studies have been released recently demonstratingvarious degrees of under-recording of workplace injuries and illnesses on theOSHA Form 300. OSHA believes the most likely places where under-recordedinjuries and illnesses may exist would be low rate establishments operating inhistorically high rate industries.

If you have been injured in the workplace, please contactthe Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC at919-851-3311.