OSHA launches 2010 SST Program

OSHA's 2010 Site-Specific Targeting Program (.pdf file) kicked off last week. The 2010 program will focus enforcement efforts on approximately 4,100 different sites with high days away, restricted or transferred rates; or high days away from work injury and illness rates.

OSHA will target:

  • About 3,300 manufacturing establishments with a DART rate of 7 or higher, or a DAFWII rate of 5 or higher
  • 500 nonmanufacturing establishments with a DART rate of 15 or higher, or a DAFWII rate of 14 or higher
  • 300 nursing or personal care facilities with a DART rate of 16 or higher, or a DAFWII rate of 13 or higher
The program is based on 2008 injury and illness data collected in the 2009 Data Initiative, an annual survey on work-related injuries and illnesses. Only nonconstruction workplaces with 40 or more employees are eligible for the SST Program.

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