As part of OSHA's strategic management plan, the agency has been looking at ways to improve OSHA's health outcomes, reported acting OSHA chief Jonathan Snare in a recent speech. "We target our health inspections based on our experience and knowledge of where specific health hazards are likely. Toward that end, four task groups have been working on a variety of health measures including:

  • A revised training curriculum for industrial hygienists;

  • Improved targeting of inspection — health-based local and national emphasis programs;

  • Industrial hygiene-related outreach and materials development;

  • Measurement criteria specific to industrial hygiene.

    John Henshaw, a lifelong industrial hygienist who left the agency's top post in January after four years, is gone but evidently not forgotten.