OSHA Launches Inspection Program Targeting High-Incident Sites
A new OSHA inspection program will direct agency enforcement resources to businesses with the highest rates of injury and illness.
The new site-specific targeting directive will be OSHA’s primary targeting program for non-construction companies with 20 or more employees.
OSHA will select establishments based on injury and illness data employers submit on form 300A for calendar years 2017-19.
The new directive replaces a site-specific targeting directive established in 2016.
Under the new directive:
- A new targeting category has been added that uses a three-year data range to target sites reflecting a rate increase during that period
- It is now permissible to change the scope of an inspection from a comprehensive to records-only inspections in limited situations
The program is designed to help OSHA achieve its goal of ensuring that employers provide safe and healthful workplaces by directing enforcement resources to those workplaces with the highest rates of injury and illness.
OSHA also implements national and local emphasis programs to target high-risk hazards and industries.
The agency’s on-site consultation program offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services to small- and medium-sized businesses to identify workplace hazards, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, and help establish and improve safety and health programs.
On-site consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations.
For more information, contact CBIA’s Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).
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