The Department of Labor's Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) launched a program aimed at targeting high injury and illness rates in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for inspection. The Site-Specific Targeting program will inspect employers, including those in the construction industry, it believed should have provided injury and illness tracking 300A data in an earlier collection period.
Going forward, employers with 20-249 employees in the construction industry will be required to provide injury and illness information each year by March 2. The construction industry is one of several highlighted by OSHA because of its high historical rate of occupational injuries and illnesses. Additionally, OSHA will provide construction employers with up to 250 workers free and confidential safety and health advice on complying with OSHA standards and improving safety programs.Read More