OSHA's 2014 Inspection Plan Targets Workplaces with Highest Rates of Injury, Illness

Published March 6, 2014

OSHA issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 (SST-14) program last week. The SST-14 inspection plan details OSHA's strategy to direct its enforcement resources to workplaces with the highest rates of illness and injury.

As part of the SST-14 program, OSHA is continuing to work with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy to study the program's effectiveness by measuring recidivism rates of previously inspected workplaces. The agency is also incorporating policy changes from OSHA Instruction CSP 03-02-003, OSHA Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health, which went into effect in November of last year.

The SST program does not include construction work sites, and applies to workplaces with 20 or more employees. According to OSHA, the plan is based on data collected from a survey of 80,000 employers in high-hazard industries. For more information, read OSHA's press release.

View the full plan on OSHA's website.