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OSHA Trade Release
July 6, 2004
OSHA Contact: Bill Wright
Phone (202) 693-1999


OSHA Extends Comment Period on Site-Specific Targeting Program

WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced today it is extending for 30 days the public comment period on the agency's Site Specific Targeting (SST) inspection program.

OSHA announced the initial comment period in May requesting from the public suggestions that can help improve the SST program. The original comment period was scheduled to end today; however, some parties have asked for additional time to adequately review the details of the program.

The SST program, first implemented in 1999, uses data from the OSHA Data Initiative survey to focus the agency's inspection resources on workplaces that have reported high injury and illness rates. Establishments selected under the SST program receive comprehensive safety and health inspections. The survey also serves as a resource to provide outreach, consultations, and technical assistance to employers.

Written comments on OSHA's SST inspection program must be submitted in duplicate to the Docket Officer, Docket C-08, Room N2625, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC, (202) 693-2350. Comments limited to 10 pages or fewer may also be transmitted by fax to (202) 693-2350. Comments of 10 pages or fewer may be faxed to the Docket Office at (202) 693-1648, provided that the original and one copy are sent to the Docket Office immediately thereafter. Electronic comments may be submitted to: http://ecomments.osha.gov/

A Federal Register notice announcing the extension is forthcoming. Comments will be due 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is dedicated to saving lives, preventing injuries and illnesses, and promoting the safety and health of America's workers. Safety and health add value to business, the workplace and life. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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