OSHA Targeted Inspection Program Begins
OSHA has issued a notice that implements the Site-Specific Targeting (SST) inspection program. The updated SST program will use data from calendar year (CY) 2016 electronic injury and illness reports to identify establishments in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for inspection. For CY 2016, OSHA required employers to electronically submit Form 300A data by December 15, 2017.
The inspection list will include:
- high-rate establishments (elevated Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) rate),
- low-rate establishments (random sample of establishments with low DART rates), and
- non-responders (random sample of establishments that did not perform required electronic reporting of Form 300A data).
OSHA has indicated that inspections will be comprehensive in scope. State plan states are required to adopt the SST program or implement an inspection program that is at least as stringent as the Federal OSHA program.
VBA can assist you in preparing for a health and safety inspection. From regulatory applicability determinations and safety compliance audits to development and implementation of safety programs, VBA professionals have the knowledge and experience to help you ensure safety programs are protective of employees and meet regulatory requirements. Contact VBA today.