OSHA’s Targeted Inspection Plan for 2007

Approximately 4,150 high-hazard worksites are on tap for inspection under OSHA’s 2007 Site-Specific Targeting Program, as of May 14. This year’s program will initially target sites that reported 11 or more injuries or illnesses, resulting in days away from work, restricted work activity, or job transfer for every 100 full-time employees (known as the DART rate). The list will also include sites that have a days away from work injury and illness (DAFWII) rate of 9 or higher. The program stems from the agency’s Data Initiative for 2006, which surveyed approximately 80,000 employers to attain their injury and illness numbers for 2005.