In a recent OSHA Trade News Release announced their directive for workplace inspections in 2013.
The inspection targeting program began in 2008 in response to a Government Accountability Office audit report recommending that OSHA develop a targeted inspection program for federal worksites.
OSHA‘s notice outlines that they plan to work from primary and secondary inspection lists.
The OSHA’s Compliance Audits include: 100% of the establishments reporting 100 or more lost time cases (LTCs), 50% of the establishments reporting 50 to 99 LTCs, and 10% of the establishments reporting 20 to 49 LTCs. Time permitting; OSHA will use their secondary list which includes smaller numbers of lost time cases and other reported incidents.
Once the list is prepared, it is distributed to the local OSHA Regions for implementation.
What’s the best way to stop lost time for workers? TRAINING! Make sure they understand what they are doing and how to handle the chemical or the possible hazard(s) of the machine or environment they are working with/in.
United Alliance Services has over 120 developed workplace safety training programs for the healthcare, construction, maritime, and general industry.
United Alliance Services also offers services such as facility audits that could prepare your workplace for an OSHA Compliance Audits.