OSHA to continue inspection program aimed at improving federal safety
According to the agency, the Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program directive provides the procedures OSHA field staff must follow when conducting safety inspections at some of the most hazardous federal workplaces. The federal agencies that are targeted are those that have experienced a large number of lost time injuries based on data from their FY 2008 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs reports.
OSHA's mission of protecting worker safety extends to those who work in federal agencies, said Jordan Barab, acting assistant secretary of labor for OSHA.
The inspection program was developed last year in response to a Government Accountability Office audit report. Field inspectors conducted 109 inspections of high hazard federal work sites during 2008 and found multiple violations of OSHA standards. Barab said the Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program continues OSHA's commitment to inspect the occupational safety and health programs of federal organizations.
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August 13, 2009
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