OSHA to inspect federal agencies with high injury rates

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its annual Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program directive for fiscal year 2013. OSHA will inspect all establishments reporting 100 or more cases where a worker is away from work due to injury during fiscal year 2012; 50 percent of those establishments reporting 50 to 99 cases; and 10 percent of those reporting 20 to 49 cases. The program was introduced in 2008 in response to a Government Accountability Office recommendation to address high rates of injury and absence in federal workplaces.