&amp;lt;!–:en–&amp;gt;OSHA TARGETING CERTAIN EMPLOYERS FOR INSPECTION&amp;lt;!–:–&amp;gt;April 9, 2012
After identifying nearly 15,000 employer locations with higher-than-average injury and illness rates, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration has sent out letters to inform them that they are part of the agency’s Site-Specific Targeting Program (SST). In a change from prior years, OSHA plans to gauge the SST program’s effectiveness by selecting 420 establishments without their knowledge, dividing them into groups, and comparing changes in their injury and illness rates based on whether or not
they receive the letter or actually get inspected. The OSHA letter warns the employers identified for the program that up to 2,500 of them will be inspected, and it advises them on how to obtain assistance in reducing their workplace hazards. 04.08.2012.