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January 18, 2012

OSHA Extends Targeted Inspection Program for Federal Agencies

No Trespassing SignOSHA recently updated its Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program (FEDTARG) directive that focuses on federal agency service/operating locations reporting high numbers of lost time cases. The directive outlines procedures for programmed inspections at some of the most hazardous federal workplaces. OSHA will inspect all establishments reporting 100 or more lost time cases (LTCs) during 2011; 50 percent of those establishments reporting 50 to 99 LTCs; and 10 percent of those reporting 20 to 49 LTCs.

Changes to this directive include provisions for reviewing alternate and supplementary standards for federal agencies (the equivalent of private sector variances from OSHA standards). Other changes include clarifications of how to determine the appropriate number and location of on-site inspections for establishments with multiple services or operations.

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