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Revived Safety Inspection Effort Targets High-Injury Work Sites (1)

Oct. 18, 2018, 3:34 PMUpdated: Oct. 18, 2018, 9:15 PM

Large employers that didn’t provide OSHA mandatory data for workplace injuries and illnesses and those reporting high injury rates face an increased chance of being inspected by the agency in the next 12 months.

The inspection effort, announced late Oct. 18, revives the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Site-Specific Targeting Program that had ended in 2015.

The program makes good on comments by OSHA officials that the agency would use information employers provided about their 2016 injuries and illnesses to go after those with high numbers.

Marc Freedman, vice president of workplace policy for...

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