Bloomberg Law
Sept. 22, 2016, 10:17 PM

Expanding, Sharing Safety Data Focus of Academies Debate

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

There is a wealth of workplace safety and health data stored in employer and government computer systems. Figuring out how to use the information is one of the issues a panel of safety experts considered Sept. 21 and 22 during discussions in Washington.

“A lot of companies don’t know the value of the data they have,” John Henshaw, who oversaw OSHA during the first term of the George W. Bush administration, told the panel convened by the National Academies of Sciences.

The 12-member group is aiming to complete a draft report by spring 2017 and issue their findings this ...