Freedom Of Information Act

[RETURN TO EFOIA PAGE]


Under the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), all federal agencies are required to make available on the Internet, any records that have been disclosed in response to a FOIA request and which the agency determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests. OSHA is providing information listed below in compliance with the law.


FOIA Responses:

  • 14,000 High Rate Workplaces Receiving OSHA Letters (August 2001)

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified and sent letters to almost 14,000 workplaces with the highest occupational injury and illness rates and is urging the employers to take action to remove hazards causing the high rates.

    The employers are those whose establishments are covered by Federal OSHA and reported the highest "lost workday injury and illness" rates to OSHA in a survey of 1999 injury and illness data. For every 100 full-time workers, the 14,000 employers had eight or more injuries or illnesses which resulted in lost work days. The national average is 3.0.

    The letter encourages employers to consider hiring an outside safety and health consultant, talking with their insurance carrier, or contacting the workers' compensation agency in their state for advice. An excellent way for employers with 250 or fewer workers to address safety and health is to ask for assistance from OSHA's on-site consultation program. The consultation program is administered by state agencies and operated separately from OSHA's inspection program. The service is free, and there are no fines even if problems are found.

    The letter tells the employer where the OSHA consultation program in that state may be contacted. The data collected were designed to provide establishment specific injury and illness information. OSHA does not use summary information to make state by state or industry by industry comparisons.

Source File = IBM dBASE III
This file cannot be viewed directly inside your web browser...
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE CLICKING ON THE FILE LINK.


Source File Download Information Import/Special Notes - PLEASE READ
dBASE Format
Original File Format Is IBM dBASE III

The file is provided in Compressed Format in order to decrease download time. The compressed file is provided in both plain .ZIP Archive and self-extracting .EXE Archive formats. In order to decompress the .ZIP file, you must have a ZIP Utility, such as PKZip® or WINZip®. If you do not have one of these programs, please download the self-extracting (.exe) version.
Use RIGHT Mouse Click On Hyperlinks to Save Letter08-01.zip 494K ZIP Archive
Letter08-01.exe 523K Self-Extracting ZIP
The Uncompressed DBF = 1,705K


Right-Click (Use The Right Mouse Button) On This Link:
Netscape users: Save Link As
Microsoft users: Save Target As


Save the file to any local drive with sufficient space and with any name you desire, as long as you give it the ".dbf" file extension.
You may use virtually any spreadsheet or database program to load this file. Simply select "dBASE" or ".dbf" as the type when loading the file into your application.

NOTE: Depending upon your application, you may need to install an additional .dbf file import filter - check with the software vendor if you have any questions.

Here are a few examples of the more common applications you can use:

Lotus Approach Database or 1-2-3 Spreadsheet Microsoft Access Database or Excel Spreadsheet WordPerfect Paradox or Quattro Pro Databases IBM dBASE III or any other compatible RDBMS application which can import "dBASE" files, such as Informix, Oracle, Unify, etc.