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Another Federal Judge Says OSHA Must Release Injury Records

June 23, 2020, 10:20 PM

For the second time in less than a month a federal judge has said OSHA can’t prevent the release of worker injury and illness records that about 300,000 employers file annually with the agency.

Because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to show that the injury and illness information is “customarily kept private or closely held,” OSHA hasn’t satisfied the minimum requirement for demonstrating the records’ confidentiality, Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said in a recommendation Tuesday.

The recommendation now goes to District Judge Emmet Sullivan who in December ...