Dr. David Michaels outlined OSHA’s continuing plans to reduce the number of workplace safety injuries in his address to Safety 2016 attendees.

He first touched on OSHA’s Severe Injury Reporting Program which requires employers to notify the agency about any hospitalizations or amputations within 24 hours, a requirement which took effect on January 1, 2015.

In its first year, 10,388 severe injuries were reported – 2,644 amputations and 7,646 hospitalizations. There was an average of 30 worker injuries every day of 2015.