OSHA issued the 2014 inspection plan aimed at reducing injuries and illnesses at high-hazard workplaces workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur. This plan is for high-hazard no construction workplaces with 20 or more workers.
An area of focus for OSHA is protecting communication tower workers. In 2013 there were more communication tower workers killed than in the previous two years combined. Every one of the deaths was preventable. OSHA is focused on taking actions to prevent more deaths.
By focusing inspection resources on a Site-Specific plan the goal is to prevent illnesses, prevent injuries and save lives. OSHA will be evaluating the effectiveness of the program, conducting a study that is based on 1,260 randomly selected establishments.
Programmed inspections of nursing and personal care establishments will continue under OSHA's Nursing and Personal Care Facilities National Emphasis Program.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to provide safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.
If you have any questions or concerns about the 2014 inspection plan, OSHA Law and Regulations, please do not hesitate to contact one of our professional consultants.