Valerie Butera Quoted in “OSHA Enforcing New Severe Injury Reporting Rule”

Vitality Atlas

Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted by Vitality Atlas, a WorkCare magazine, in “OSHA Enforcing New Severe Injury Reporting Rule.

Following is an excerpt:

From a legal perspective, Butera said it is unclear whether statements made in an investigative report resulting from a root-cause analysis “will be used as admissions by OSHA in the event of an enforcement action. Accordingly, now more than ever, it is vital for employers to understand how to conduct an effective root-cause analysis and produce an investigative report that will help them prevent similar incidents in the future.” She recommends obtaining a variety of perspectives during an investigation, including those of the injured employee, his or her supervisor, co-workers and managers.