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Marketplace| “Folks fear retaliation”| Employers Under-Report Workplace Injuries

November 17th, 2023

The surge in workers at physical job sites in 2022 paralleled a rise in reported workplace injuries and illnesses, reaching 2.8 million, likely underestimated. Reasons for underreporting, including fear of retaliation, were highlighted, with repetitive motion injuries prevalent in warehousing jobs, leading to OSHA’s increased scrutiny and upcoming requirements for more detailed injury records starting in March, potentially revealing previously underreported cases.…