OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Directive was updated Dec. 16 with a new targeting category and records-only inspections for situations involving incorrect data.
This inspection program directs enforcement resources to non-construction employers with 20 or more employees that have the highest rates of injuries and illnesses.
The new directive replaces “Site-Specific Targeting 2016” and includes some significant changes:
- the creation of a new targeting category for establishments with consistent injury and illness rate increases over a three-year data collection period, and
- the allowance of records-only inspections when an inspector determines incorrect data led to an establishment’s inclusion in the program.
These changes ensure “OSHA will conduct a full inspection only when the employer has an actual elevated injury and illness experience,” according to a Department of Labor news release.