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OSHA to inspect 4,150 high-hazard sites

Posted On: May. 18, 2007 12:00 AM CST

WASHINGTON--The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will focus this year's site-specific targeting plan for unannounced comprehensive inspections on about 4,150 high-hazard worksites, the agency announced Friday.

"Over the past nine years, OSHA has used a site-specific targeting inspection program based on injury and illness data," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke Jr. in a statement announcing this year's program. "This approach allows us to focus our enforcement efforts on those workplaces with the highest numbers of injuries and illnesses."

In addition, OSHA will also randomly select and inspect approximately 100 U.S. workplaces with at least 100 employees that reported low injury and illness rates in order to review the actual degree of compliance with OSHA requirements.