On February 24, 2003, OSHA chief John Henshaw sent a letter to more than 14,000 workplaces covered under federal OSHA that had the highest injury and illness rates in 2001. This annual alert letter has been a standard practice by OSHA for several years.
What gets you on the list? OSHA surveyed 93,000 employers last year and analyzed their 2001 data. Operations reporting six or more injuries or illnesses resulting in lost workdays or restricted activity for every 100 full-time workers (more than double the national average) were deemed high-hazard sites, and received letters.