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OSHA Must Release Employer Injury Records, Judge Rules (1)

June 5, 2020, 2:26 PM; Updated: June 5, 2020, 7:49 PM

Employers’ injury and illness records filed with OSHA can be released to the public, a federal district court ruled.

The records, called Form 300A, are annual summaries of job-related injuries and illnesses at workplaces. If a higher court doesn’t overturn the Thursday decision, anyone could request from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration forms submitted yearly by about 300,000 employers.

The decision by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California was issued in a case in which the Center for Investigative Reporting sought all injury and illness data submitted to OSHA since...

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