Executive Office of the President

Realistic Safety Goals and Targets

Federal departments and agencies should coordinate with the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Office of Workers' Compensation Programs to establish realistic performance goals and targets and hold managers from the top down accountable to meet or exceed those targets.


Agencies need to do more to protect federal employees from workplace injuries and illnesses. Although the federal government has made progress in recent years,federal workers still filed more than 79,000 new claims and received over $1.6 billion in workers' compensation payments in fiscal year 2009. Since many of these work-related injuries and illnesses are preventable, federal departments and agencies must do more to improve workplace safety and health, reduce the financial burden of injury on taxpayers, and relieve unnecessary suffering by workers and their families.



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Idea No. 11112