The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has an inspection plan for 2012. OSHA’s new target list of companies now includes companies employing 20 to 40 persons as well as larger companies. In addition, OSHA targets high-risk hazards and industries. For 2012, its targets include operations involving:

  • Lead
  • Crystalline silica
  • Petroleum refineries
  • Trenching and excavation
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Diacetyl
  • Primary metals
  • Combustible dust

Detailed information is available on OSHA’s website.