This past week the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held hearings on its proposed rule to require businesses with 250 or more employees to electronically report all work-related injuries and illnesses quarterly. The reports would then become public.

In addition, the rule would require businesses with 20 or more employees in industries with high injury and illness rates to report their data yearly.

Currently, reports are all submitted on paper, which makes the tabulation process much more involved.

During the hearings, representatives of businesses and from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce complained that the process would allow businesses to be "named and shamed" by the media, labor unions and safety advocates.