TIA Denounces OSHA Injury and Illness Data Proposal
March 10, 2014—The Tire Industry Association (TIA) recently sent comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Docket office expressing opposition over a proposal from OSHA to make injury and illness data available to the public.
The proposed rule would require electronic submission of injury and illness data from employers that are already required to maintain the information under existing OSHA regulations under certain specific instances.
The submissions would then be accessible to the public via the OSHA website.
"While TIA supports OSHA's laudable goal of promoting safe and healthy working conditions for American workers, we would like to register our strong opposition to the rule as proposed and suggest that the Agency withdraw this proposal,” said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA senior vice president of training, in the statement.”
TIA said it is concerned with the methodology of the rule and the costs associated with compliance.
The full document can be viewed at tireindustry.org.