Injury and illness records for more than 238,000 employers have been made public via Public Citizen’s website, thanks to a recent court win.
OSHA agreed to make the records of 238,641 employers publicly available to Public Citizen after a two-year court battle that ended with a U.S. District Court judge finding the records weren’t confidential.
Public Citizen used the Freedom of Information Act to request data recorded on OSHA’s Form 300A, but the agency withheld the records, claiming they contained confidential information which was exempt from disclosure.
However, in June the U.S. District Court judge recommended the court rule in Public Citizen’s favor since the records weren’t confidential.
OSHA could have objected to the recommendation, but instead agreed to hand over the records in full by Aug. 18.