OSHA to Launch Inspection on High Injury and Illness Establishments

October 18, 2018
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The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is launching a program aimed at targeting high injury and illness rates in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for inspection. The Site-Specific Targeting program will inspect employers it believes should have provided 300A data, but did not for 2016.

OSHA required employers to submit Form 300A by December 15, 2017, for 2016 data. Form 300A is OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping form. After submission, the form provides OSHA with a summary of all work-related injuries and illnesses.

Companies with 250 or more employees are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, reporting them on a 300A form. Others with 20-249 employees with historically high rates of injuries and illnesses will be required to provide this information by March 2 each year.

OSHA provides employers with up to 250 workers free and confidential safety and health advice on complying with OSHA standards, and improving safety programs.

Source: OSHA