• OSHA's 2009 Site-Specific Targeting Plan Establishes New Selection Criteria for Inspecting and Puts New Focus on Nursing Homes
  • October 20, 2009 | Authors: Jill M. Lashay; Nicole L. Borda
  • Law Firm: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Harrisburg Office
  • On September 4, 2009, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced that it would focus its 2009 Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Program on nearly 4,000 high-hazard worksites on the agency's list for comprehensive safety inspections. For the past 11 years, OSHA has used the SST Program to target nonconstruction employers with high numbers of serious injuries and illnesses. OSHA revises its SST Program annually based upon injury and illness data gathered from its annual Data Initiative Survey of approximately 80,000 employers. The employers surveyed have 40 or more employees and historically high rates of occupational injury and illness.