Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Worker Memorial Day: Policy, Poetry and a Preacher. (OSHA)

Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Worker Memorial Day: Policy, Poetry and a Preacher. (OSHA)

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In a break from recent tradition, OSHA observed Worker Memorial Day at its Washington headquarters with an eclectic program OSHA Administrator John Henshaw used to announce a number of new initiatives tied to workplace fatalities.

* Henshaw said henceforth he will write personally to the families of workers killed on the job to express OSHA's sorrow over their loss, a job that previously fell to OSHA area directors.

* OSHA soon will begin to collect data on country of origin and primary language capability for all workers involved in fatality or other serious accident investigations.

* The agency shortly will begin to collect data from 13,000 construction employers, where many Hispanic workers die each year.

Henshaw explained that the construction industry effort would resemble the Site Specific Targeting program used in general industry. The information gathered from employers is designed to help OSHA target inspections on sites with higher-than-average injury and illness rates. It will also enable OSHA to direct its outreach and compliance assistance to those employers who would benefit from these programs. …

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