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OSHA '03 inspection plan will target 3,200 high-hazard worksites. (Industry Newsline).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new site-specific targeting plan last month that will target approximately 3,200 high-hazard worksites for unannounced safety and health inspections over the next 12 months. The program, which became effective June 16, will initially cover individual worksites on OSHA's primary list that reported 14 or more injuries or illnesses resulting in lost work days or restricted activity for every 100 fulltime workers.

Also, for the first time, sites will be targeted based on a "Days Away from Work Injury and Illness" rate of nine or higher (nine or more cases that involve days away from work per 100 full-time employees). In an effort to determine general compliance with OSHA rulings, the agency said it would also inspect 200 workplaces across the nation that have low injury and illness rates.

Information for OSHA's inspection efforts is based on injury and illness data provided by employer surveys. Current data was obtained from OSHA's Data Initiative for 2002, a survey of 95,000 employers who provided information from 2001.
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Publication:Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation
Date:Jul 1, 2003
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