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.

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.