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