Businesses that have unusually high injury and illness rates are placed in the Site-Specific Targeting Program (SSTP) by The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). After surveying approximately 80,000 U.S. businesses, OSHA sifts through the injury and illness data to identify those that stand out and require extra attention. If you feel that your workplace is characteristically unsafe, check the OSHA website to see if your employer is part of the SSTP.
This year, there are approximately 1,260 employers across the nation that meets the criteria for the program. One main objective of the program is to compare the safety practices of employers after they received the initial inspection. In other words, OSHA would like to know that their inspections, recommendations and fines are effective in getting negligent businesses to change their ways. In addition, some businesses received only a letter warning of an inspection, which was never conducted. OSHA wants to see if simply threatening an inspection results in reduced workplace injuries and illnesses.
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If you or a coworker has been injured in workplace injury, our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys can help. The offices of Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC has been defending the rights of whistleblowers and injured workers in Ohio and across the nation since 1929. We will work tirelessly to bring justice to those responsible for your injuries and recover the full compensation that you deserve for the emotional, physical and financial hardships incurred by the accident. For more information or free legal advice, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Columbus workers’ compensation lawyers, call us today at (614) 221-7548.
[Did You Know: Small businesses, those with less than 20 employees, do not qualify for the SSTP.]
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