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OSHA Trade Release
Release Number: 05-566-NAT
March 30, 2005
Contact: Bill Wright
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
On 2003 Lost-Worktime Injury and Illness Data
WASHINGTON -- Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Jonathan L. Snare today released the following statement regarding the Characteristics of Lost-Worktime Injuries and Illnesses in 2003 announced today by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
"The detailed data on serious injuries and illnesses in 2003 provided by BLS today will assist OSHA in its ongoing effort to target our resources in the way that has the most positive impact on workplace safety and health. The data also sheds valuable insight on both the kinds of injuries that are occurring and the specific jobs and industries where they are occurring.
"Today's data, along with the seven-percent decline in workplace injuries and illnesses from 2002 to 2003 that BLS reported last December, validates OSHA's policy of targeting outreach and enforcement resources where they will have the most impact. This data tells us our Strategic Management Plan is on the right track."
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