Reed Smith Client Alert

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it is reviving the 2015 Site-Specific Targeting Program. Through this Program, OSHA will conduct inspections of employers with high numbers of employee injuries and illnesses at non-construction workplaces. OSHA will select employers to inspect from three groups: (1) employers with high rates of injuries and illnesses; (2) a random selection of employers with low employee injury and illness rates, as a quality assurance measure; and (3) a random selection of employers who failed to disclose employee injury and illness rates for the previous year. States with delegated worker-safety plans will also be expected to establish similar targeted inspection programs.

Autoren: Mary M. Balaster Grace C. Hearn Benjamin H. Patton Grace Hearn

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced in October that it is reviving a 2015 Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Program with the purpose of conducting inspections of targeted employers with high numbers of injuries and illnesses at non-construction workplaces: OSHA Directive No. 18-01 (CPL 02), Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) (O.S.H.A. 2018). The new programmed inspection initiative will last one year, ending on October 16, 2019, unless the Program is renewed.