Tuesday, January 24, 2012

OSHA continues targeted inspection program for federal workers

OSHA recently updated its Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program (FEDTARG) directive [PDF] for fiscal year 2012. FEDTARG directs programmed inspections of federal agency establishments that experienced high numbers of lost time injuries during Fiscal Year 2011. The directive outlines the procedures for carrying out programmed inspections at some of the most hazardous federal workplaces. Changes to this directive include provisions for reviewing alternate and supplementary standards for federal agencies, which are the equivalent of private sector variances from OSHA standards. Other changes include clarifications of how OSHA Area Directors determine the appropriate number and location of on-site inspections for establishments with multiple services or operations.

FEDTARG12 continues OSHA's nationwide inspection targeting program for federal worksites. OSHA's Office of Federal Agency Programs (FAP) provides leadership and guidance to the heads of federal agencies to assist them with their occupational safety and health responsibilities.

In an effort to help Federal employers comply with such regulations, National Safety Compliance has developed many OSHA compliant safety training materials.

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