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DOL Inspector General Calls for Expansion
Of OSHA Site-Specific Targeting Program

Oct. 11, 2012, 4:00 AM

A new report by the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General called for DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to expand the types of employers inspected by the agency’s site-specific targeting program.

The inspector general recommended expanding the targeting program to include employers with 11 to 19 workers. Currently the program is limited to employers with at least 20 workers, but includes some exempted industry groups and encourages states to increase their efforts.

The report, OSHA’s Site Specific Targeting Program Has Limitations on Targeting and Inspecting High-Risk Worksites, was released Sept. 28 by the inspector general’s office.

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