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Press Release

For Immediate Release (10-1)

Contact: Melik Ahmir-abdul

January 2010

202-606-5370

Review Commission Launches Open Government Web Page

In response to the Obama Administration’s Open Government Directive, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has launched its Open Government Web Page at http://www.oshrc.gov/open/commission.html.  Here, you will find a collection of data sets not previously made available online by the Review Commission.  By introducing this online platform, the Commission hopes to improve public knowledge of the agency’s operations and enhance agency accountability.  The new data sets include reports on the Commission’s monthly case docket, monthly case activity, and briefing notices issued by the Commission. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission is an independent Federal agency tasked with adjudicating disputes between the Department of Labor, employers, and employees arising from contested workplace safety inspections.

The information found on the new OSHRC Open Government page can also be accessed through www.Data.gov - a compendium of Federal Agency data sets.  

“We remain committed to carrying out the Obama Administration’s mission of institutionalizing a culture of openness and transparency within government,” said Commission Chairman Thomasina Rogers.  “The launch of this Web Page represents our ongoing commitment to harnessing new technology and making information about the Review Commission’s operations more available to the public.”  

Detailed information on the three data sets is as follows:

Monthly Case Docketat http://www.oshrc.gov/open/CommMonDocRpt.html.
This data set contains a list of all active cases pending before the Review Commissioners at the end of each month.  This report will be updated monthly.

Monthly Case Activity
This data set details the monthly activity on cases pending before the Commission which includes: total cases pending at the beginning of the month, total cases added to the docket during the month, total cases disposed of during the month, and total cases pending at the end of the month.  This report set will be updated monthly, with the first report for January 2010 posted shortly after January 31.

Briefing Noticesat http://www.oshrc.gov/open/CommBriefNotice.html.
This data set contains the briefing notices issued by the Commission.  This report will be updated as new briefing notices are issued.

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