OSHA to Initiate Site-Specific Targeting 2016 Program
OSHA’s upcoming inspection program SST-16
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it’s initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 inspection program (SST-16) by using the injury and illness data that was electronically submitted by employers in 2016. The SST-16 program will be OSHA’s method to select and schedule programmed inspections for non-construction employers that have 20 or more employees.
Employers that are considered “high injury establishments” will be placed on the list. High injury establishments are companies that are experiencing undefined elevated DART rates, which represents injuries that required days away or restricted duty/job transfer. OSHA stated that the list will include a sampling of high injury establishments from both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. OSHA will continue to give priority to unprogrammed inspections such as fatalities, amputations, hospitalizations and employee complaints during the duration of this program.
Additionally, OSHA stated any establishment that failed to submit the 300A form electronically will be considered “non-responders”. The “non-responders” will receive additional attention regarding recordkeeping practices that will likely include citation for failing to electronically submit. The SST-16 list will also include a sample of establishments that are considered “non-responders”.
Employers must submit electronic 300A forms if they fall within the following categories: (1) those having 250 or more employees in industries that are routinely required to keep I&I records; (2) those with 20 to 249 employees in certain designated industries (see 28 CFR 1904.41 Appendix A for the list of designated industries); and (3) employers who have been notified by OSHA to electronically submit such data, regardless of their size.
If you’d like more information on the SST-16 program, contact a member of the ‘A’ Team.
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