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Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in California and New Steps of OSHA

Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in California and New Steps of OSHA
Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DIR/DOSH) reminded all California employees to post at their place of business a list of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred at the workplace during 2009. The condition mentioned regarding the list was that it must be displayed from February 1 through April 30 for employee review.

The aim and objective of DIR/DOSH is to ensure the safety and health of the workers. If DIR/DOSH are informed by such way what exactly happens in the occupational sector, and how the workers suffer from the problems that frequently occurs in the field. Though OSHA has done a lot for the safety of the workers, still there are many issues that are not able to be removed by OSHA’s other regulations and programs. This time, therefore, employers are required to use form 300A to report the number of injuries each year and if no work related injuries occur, then also they are asked to fill up the form.

It is done to understand in what sectors and in what conditions workers are safe and where they are not safe. DIR Director John C. Duncan said, “Employers can use the data to identify injury and illness patterns and make changes to improve their safety program.” He added “It is one of Cal/OSHA’s many efforts to help employers identify recurring problems and eliminate them. Employers needing additional assistance can contact our Cal/OSHA Consultation unit for a free assessment of their safety programs to ensure that they provide a safe and healthful work environment for their workers.”