About 3,000 inspections will be in workplaces with the highest injury/illness rates. Employers with 14 or more injuries or illnesses per 100 workers that result in lost workdays can expect an inspection. Employers who experience a rate of between eight and 14 injuries or illnesses are on a secondary list for possible inspection.
Who's the target? OSHA's 2002 enforcement plans
OSHA chief Henshaw told Congress recently that federal compliance officers will conduct 36,400 inspections this year, and will focus more enforcement on workplaces such as construction and other high-hazard industries.