January 4, 2013: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) updated its new directives on Site-Specific Targeting 2012 inspection plan under Notice 13-01 (CPL 02). This directive cancels and replaces the Site-Specific Targeting 2011, which was issued on September 2, 2011, under Notice 10-06 (CPL 02). Although the notice of a replacement directive applies OSHA-wide, the inspection program does not include construction work sites.

The plan includes Primary and Secondary inspection lists. Some highlights in the Primary list are:

•All federal jurisdiction primary list establishments will be inspected under SST-12.
•2,250 establishments have been selected — randomly from both the SST-11 Primary and Secondary lists — for inspection for Policy Evaluation Study of the Impact of SST Inspections. The SST-12 primary inspection lists for federal jurisdiction Area Offices will be comprised of 1,260 establishments selected as part of the Evaluation Study.

The SST-12 plan initially selects for inspecting all establishments with the following DART and DAFWII case rates:
•Manufacturing establishments with a DART rate at or above 7.0 or a DAFWII case rate at or above 5.0 (only one of these criteria must be met).
•Non-manufacturing establishments (except for Nursing and Personal Care Facilities) with a DART rate at or above 15.0 or a DAFWII rate at or above 14.0 (only one of these criteria must be met).

Some highlights in the Secondary inspection list:

•If an Area Office completes its inspections of all establishments on its Primary Inspection List before the expiration of this SST program, it may obtain additional establishments from its Secondary Inspection List.
•The Secondary Inspection List will contain establishments with the following CY 2010 DART and DAFWII case rates, and will be inspected using the procedures of this Notice:
•Manufacturing establishments reporting DART rates of 5.0 or greater, or a DAFWII case rate of 4.0 or greater. Only one of these criteria must be met.
•Non-manufacturing establishments (not including nursing and personal care facilities) reporting DART rates of 7.0 or greater, or a DAFWII case rate of 5.0 or greater. Only one of these criteria must be met.
•Nursing and personal care facilities.

For a detailed information of the SST-12 inspection procedures, visit http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive...L_02-13-01.pdf