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    OSHA targets dangerous federal worksites

    April 8, 2010

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    OSHA recently announced the continuation of its Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program (.pdf file), which covers federal workers and contractors supervised by federal personnel.

    The program focuses on federal agency workplaces that had high numbers of lost-time injuries in fiscal year 2009. According to an OSHA press release, 59 inspections of high-hazard federal worksites uncovered 336 OSHA violations -- twice the number cited in 2008. The top three standards cited were electrical, respiratory protection and hazard communication, the release said.

    OSHA began the program in 2008 following a recommendation made in a Government Accountability Office audit report (.pdf file).

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