WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has introduced a new site-specific targeting (SST) plan that will target approximately 3,200 high-hazard worksites for unannounced comprehensive safety and health inspections over the coming year.

The program went into effect on June 16 and covers about 3,200 worksites on a primary list that have reported 14 or more injuries and illnesses that resulted in lost work days or restricted activity for every 100 full-time workers (known as the LWDII rate).

Sites will also be targeted based on a “Days Away from Work Injury and Illness” (DAFWII) rate of nine or higher. The agency will randomly select and inspect about 200 workplaces across the nation that reported low injury and illness rates, for the purpose of reviewing the actual degree of compliance with OSHA requirements.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

Publication date: 06/30/2003