OSHA and making a safety difference

01/16/2013 | Bloomberg BNA (free content)

While some companies are critical of the fact that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration publishes the names of employers that violate safety standards before they've been proven guilty, the agency does it to encourage others to adopt safety rules, according to David Michaels, assistant secretry of labor for occupational safety and health. Michaels notes that more companies are paying more attention to safety. All tools the agency uses have one point to hammer home: "Change what you're doing in the workplace in a way that makes a big difference and that will really reduce injury and illness," said Michaels.

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