After a two-year court battle, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finally agreed to release work-related injury and illness records of 237,000 employers to Public Citizen, an advocacy group.
According to reports, Public Citizen used the Freedom of Information Act to request the information, which is recorded on OSHA Form 300A, but OSHA withheld the records, claiming they contained confidential information exempt from disclosure.
In June, a U.S. District Court judge recommended the court rule in Public Citizen’s favor, finding the records weren’t confidential, according to a news release from the organization.
OSHA had until July 21 to object to the recommendation, but instead of objects, the agency agreed to produce the records in full by Aug. 18.
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