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August 2010

Department's Research and Analysis Unit Receives State Recognition from OSHA


Research and Analysis Staff

The Labor Department's Research and Analysis Unit was recently recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for successful data collection and outstanding performance for the 2008 OSHA Data Initiative (ODI).

During a timeframe or "collection cycle" established by OSHA each year, the Unit is tasked with collecting injuries and illnesses data from Missouri employers. OSHA uses this data to target employers that have high incidents of on-the-job injuries and illnesses. This allows OSHA to target and reach out to employers for safety consultation and other services.

Based on its overall performance and data quality, the Unit received the following three awards from OSHA:

  1. Circle of Excellence Certificate - Acknowledges states that have had sustained, superior performance during the last "five (5)" collection cycles. The Circle of Excellence Award was for outstanding performance in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 ODI collection cycles. Missouri was one of only three states to achieve this high honor.
  2. Above and Beyond Award - Acknowledges states for data quality, meaning the Unit addressed any issues identified in the monthly Data Quality Reports prior to the next data quality review. The award also recognizes consistency in submitting data of the highest quality during the 2008 OSHA Log Data Initiative Collection. Each of the recognized states received a total score of 9.5 or above. The Unit received a total score of 10.
  3. Certificate of Recognition - Acknowledges exceptional accomplishments and outstanding performance during the 2008 OSHA Log Data Initiative Collection.

Thanks to the Research and Analysis staff for representing the Department and the state of Missouri so well. Congratulations on your awards!