COURT RULES AGAINST OSHA IN SURVEY CASE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A U.S. District Court judge ruled Jan. 31 that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may not force businesses to submit injury and illness data as part of a survey under the agency's Data Collection Initiative.Under that initiative, the OSHA was collecting data from certain industries, including grocery wholesalers. Food Distributors International, Falls Church, Va.,

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A U.S. District Court judge ruled Jan. 31 that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may not force businesses to submit injury and illness data as part of a survey under the agency's Data Collection Initiative.

Under that initiative, the OSHA was collecting data from certain industries, including grocery wholesalers. Food Distributors International, Falls Church, Va., and other groups opposed the move because they said the OSHA would use the data to for

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