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OSHA targets SNFs for possible inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released letters to approximately 10,000 workplaces with Days Away from Work, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) rates greater than the average rate for their industry. Long-term care facilities are included in these workplaces.

Last year, OSHA surveyed employers to collect workplace injury and illness data. This survey was completed by OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Program. The SST program is one of OSHA’s main programmed inspection plans for high-hazard, non-construction workplaces that have 20 or more workers.

It was with this data that OSHA found the approximately 10,000 workplaces with Days Away from Work, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) rates greater than the average rate for their industry.

According to the letter, OSHA may target up to 2,500 general industry workplaces identified in the survey for inspection in the next year.

Read the letter and learn more about the SST program today.

Editor’s note: HCPro wants to know if you have received a letter. Let us know! Email Editor Casey Pickering at cpickering@hcpro.com.