US Department of Labor Implements Inspection Program to Target Workplaces with Highest Injury & Illness Rates
OSHA’s New Site-Specific Targeting Directive | December 16, 2020
The DOL announced today that OSHA will be updating their inspection program to focus on directing resources to those companies that have the highest rates of injuries and illnesses.
This new Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive will be OSHA’s primary targeting program for non-construction groups with 20 or more employees, using injury and illness data submitted by employers on Form 300A for 2017-2019 and includes the following changes:
- The creation of a new targeting category for establishments indicating consistent injury and illness rate increases over the three-year data collection period
- Allows records only inspections to occur when a compliance safety and health officer determines incorrect data led to an establishment’s inclusion in the program. This change ensures OSHA will conduct a full inspection only when the employer has an actual elevated injury and illness experience.
If you have concerns about your loss ratios, or want to know more to better prepare for this new directive. Reach out to the IBTX Risk Management Services team today, we are happy to review your rates, and OSHA logs with you to make sure you have a clearer outlook on how this directive may affect you, or to help you build a plan of action on how to respond to this new directive if you think you may fall under the targeted demographic.
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