The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a list of about 15,000 workplaces with the highest numbers of injuries and illnesses in the nation for their industries, based on OSHA’s most recent survey. The agency stated that it has sent a letter to these workplaces, along with copies of their injury and illness data, and a list of the most frequently cited OSHA standards for their specific industry.

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, said in the March 9, 2010 announcement, “Receipt of this letter means that workers in that particular establishment are being injured at a higher rate than in most other businesses of its kind in the country.” He added, “Employers whose businesses have injury and illness rates this high need to take immediate steps to protect their employees.”

Mei Fung So prepared this post.