“OSHA Issues Site-Specific Inspections Targeting Directive For 2014”


The OSHA SST-14 Program is intended to direct its enforcement resources to workplaces where the “highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.” The Directive calls for programmed inspection plans targeting high-hazard, non-construction workplaces that have 20 or more workers. The Program is based on data collected from the last year’s OSHA Data Initiative survey of 80,000 establishments in high-hazard industries. In the Directive appendix A, OSHA lists the many industries that were surveyed, and so targeted, including: manufacturing, trucking, warehousing, air transportation and courier services, automobiles, construction materials, scarp and waste, groceries, poultry products, department stores, medical facilities.

OSHA’s intention is that implementation of the Directive will achieve its goal of reducing the number of injuries and illnesses that occur at individual workplaces by directing enforcement resources to those workplaces where the highest rate of injuries and illnesses have occurred.

Among other things, the Directive provides a checklist for compliance safety and health officers and provides scheduling and inspection procedures. According to the Directive, the Program’s primary inspection lists for federal jurisdiction Area Offices will be comprised of 1,260 establishments.

Directive Memo:

Feb. 26, 2014
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA issues 2014 inspection plan to reduce injuries and
illnesses at high-hazard workplaces

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014* program to direct enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.

The SST program is one of OSHA’s main programmed inspection plans for high-hazard, non-construction workplaces that have 20 or more workers. The SST plan is based on data collected from a survey of 80,000 establishments in high-hazard industries.

“By focusing our inspection resources on employers in high hazard industries who endanger their employees, we can prevent injuries and illnesses and save lives,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels.

As part of the SST-14 program, OSHA is conducting a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the program based on 1,260 randomly selected establishments.

Programmed inspections of nursing and personal care establishments will continue under OSHA’s Nursing and Personal Care Facilities National Emphasis Program.

In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and industries. OSHA currently has 13 National Emphasis Programs that intensify inspections on hazards or industries such as lead, silica, shipbreaking, trenching/excavations and process safety management, and approximately 140 Regional and Local Emphasis Programs.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

OSHA’s 13 National Emphasis Programs:

OSHA’s Active National & Special Emphasis Program Index










  • CPL 03-00-014 – PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program (Date:11/29/2011)[PDF*]
  • OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-010 – Petroleum Refinery Process Safety Management National Emphasis Program (Date: 08/18/2009) [PDF*]. Note: This NEP is still in effect, but Federal inspections of all refineries have been completed and there are no inspections currently programmed. However, this NEP may still provide guidance for State Plan Offices which program refinery inspections within their jurisdictions.




* Accessibility Assistance: Contact the Directorate of Enforcement Programs at (202) 693-2129 for assistance accessing PDF and XLSX materials.

140 Local Emphasis Programs

Local Emphasis Programs (LEPs) are enforcement strategies designed and implemented at the regional office and/or area office levels. These programs are intended to address hazards or industries that pose a particular risk to workers in the office’s jurisdiction. The emphasis programs may be implemented by a single area office, or at the regional level (Regional Emphasis Programs), and applied to all of the area offices within the region. Often times, these LEPs will be accompanied by outreach intended to make employers in the area aware of the program as well as the hazards that the programs are designed to reduce or eliminate. This outreach may be in the form of informational mailings, training at local tradeshows, or speeches at meetings of industry groups or labor organizations.

Region I | Region II | Region III | Region IV | Region V | Region VI | Region VII | Region VIII | Region IX | Region X

REGION I:  (CT,** ME, MA, NH, RI, VT**)
Directive Title
CPL 2-1.26 Fish Processing Industry [PDF*]
CPL 2-1.27 Ship Building and Repairing and Boat Building and Repairing [PDF*]
CPL 02-00-021 Health High Hazard – Top 100 [PDF*]
CPL 04-00.018 Residential Construction [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-002B Fall Hazards [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-016.2 Crane Operation in Construction [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-020C Mast Climbing Work Platforms [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-021B Crystalline Silica Exposure in Construction [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-022 Scrap Waste and Refuse Industries [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-023 Powered Industrial Trucks [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-024B Underground Construction and Tunneling Operations [PDF*]
REGION II:  (NJ,** NY,** Puerto Rico,** VI**)
Directive Title
2013-01 (CPL 2) Fall Hazards in Construction [PDF*]
2013-02 (CPL 2) Heavy Highway and Bridge Construction and Maintenance [PDF*]
2013-03 (CPL 2) Logging [PDF*]
2013-04 (CPL 04) Ship/Boat Building and Repair [PDF*]
2013-05 (CPL 2) Gut Rehabilitation and Demolition [PDF*]
2013-06 (CPL 03-00-003) Amputations [PDF*]
2013-07 (CPL 2) Warehousing and Refuse Handlers and Haulers (Multiple SICs) [PDF*]
2013-08 (CPL 2) Construction Worksites – Local Targeting [PDF*]
2013-09 (CPL 2) Virgin Islands General Industry [PDF*]
2013-10 (CPL 2) Health High Hazard – Top 50 [PDF*]
2013-11 (CPL 2) Natural Gas Drilling Operations [PDF*]
2013-12 (CPL 2) Federal Agencies [PDF*]
2013-13 (CPL 2) Metal Recycling Industry [PDF*]
2013-14 (CPL 03-00-009) Lead [PDF*]
2013-15 (CPL 03-00-007) Crystalline Silica [PDF*]
2013-16 (CPL 2) Car Wash Establishments [PDF*]
2013-17 (CPL 2) Sandy Cleanup and Recovery [PDF*]
Directive Title
2013-01 (CPL 04) Oil and Gas Service Industry [PDF*]
2013-02 (CPL 04) Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium (VI) [PDF*]
2013-03 (CPL 04) Falls Hazards in the Construction Industry [PDF*]
2013-04 (CPL 04) Department Store Industry [PDF*]
2013-05 (CPL 04) Health Hazards in the Healthcare Industry [PDF*]
2013-06 (CPL 04) Concrete Block and Brick, Concrete Products and Ready Mix Concrete [PDF*]
2013-07 (CPL 04) Health Hazards in the Fabrication of Metal Products [PDF*]
2013-09 (CPL 04) Health Hazards in the Fabrication of Structural Metal Products [PDF*]
2013-11 (CPL 04) Logging in West Virginia [PDF*]
2013-17 (CPL 04) Scrap Yards [PDF*]
2013-20 (CPL 04) Ship/Boat Building and Repair [PDF*]
2013-21 (CPL 04) Bloodborne Pathogens – Erie, Pennsylvania Area Office [PDF*]
2013-24 (CPL 04) Bloodborne Pathogens – Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Area Office [PDF*]
2013-26 Health Care Industry [PDF*]
2013-29 Department Store Industry [PDF*]
2013-30 (CPL 04) Health High Hazard Work Places Without an OSHA Inspection Since 1998 [PDF*]
2013-31 (CPL 04) Safety High Hazard Work Places Without an OSHA Inspection Since 1998 [PDF*]
2013-32 High Level Noise [PDF*]
REGION IV:  (AL, FL, GA, KY,** MS, NC,** SC,** TN**)
Directive Title
CPL 03-00-007 Silica [PDF*]
CPL 03-00-009 Lead [PDF*]
CPL 13/01 (CPL 02-03) Falls in Construction [PDF*]
CPL 13/02 (CPL 02-03) Landscaping and Horticultural Services [PDF*]
CPL 13/03 (CPL 02-03) Electrical Hazards [PDF*]
CPL 13/04a (CPL 02-03) Ship/Boat Building and Repair [PDF*]
CPL 13/05a (CPL 02-03) Noise Hazards [PDF*]
CPL 13/06 Construction [PDF*]
CPL 13/07 (CPL 02-03) Powered Industrial Trucks [PDF*]
CPL 13/8 (CPL 02-03) Sanitation and Clean-up operations in the Major SIC Group “20” – Food and Kindred Products [PDF*]
CPL 13/09 Programmed Maritime Inspections [PDF*]
CPL 13/10 (CPL 02-03) Reducing the Number of Sharps Injuries in Urgent Care Centers, Medical Clinics and Ambulatory Surgical Centers in Region IV (NAICS 621493) [PDF*]
CPL 13/11 Methylene Chloride [PDF*]
CPL 13/12 Federal Agencies [PDF*]
REGION V:  (IL,** IN,** MI,** MN,** OH, WI)
Directive Title
CPL 04-00 (LEP 001) Building Renovation/Rehabilitation [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 002) Powered Industrial Vehicles [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 008) Fall Hazards in Construction and General Industry [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 009) Dairy Farm Operations [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 011) High Rise Building Construction Inspections in Chicago, Illinois [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 017) Grain Handling Facilities [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 11-04) Primary Metal Industry [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 25) Federal Agencies [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 026) Tree Trimming Operations [PDF*]
CPL 04-00 (LEP 100) Maritime Industries engaged in ship building & repair, marine cargo handling, navigation services to shipping, port and harbor operations, other support activities for water transportation, boat building, and marinas engaged in recreational boat repair located on or adjacent to navigable waterways [PDF*]
Directive Title
CPL 2 02-00-013 Upstream Oil and Gas Industry [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-014 Construction [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-015 Marine Operations [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-017 Demolition Activities [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-020 Work Zone Safety and Health [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-021 Cranes Used in Construction [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-022A Safety and Health Hazards in the Manufacture of Fabricated Metal Products [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-023 High Noise in Manufacturing Industries [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-024 Fall Hazards in Non-Construction Industries [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-027 Heat Illnesses [PDF*]
CPL 2 02-00-028 Grain Handling Facilities [PDF*]
Directive Title
CPL 2-07-01D Logging and Sawmill Industries [PDF*]
CPL 2-07-04F Powered Industrial Trucks in Construction and in General Industry – St. Louis Area Office [PDF*]
CPL 2-07-06F Powered Industrial Trucks and Other Material or Personnel Handling Motorized Equipment in Construction and General Industry [PDF*]
CPL 2-07-11F Powered Industrial Trucks in Construction and General Industry – Wichita Area Office [PDF*]
CPL 2-07-13F Oil and Gas Operations [PDF*]
CPL 2-08-05D Commercial and Residential Construction [PDF*]
CPL 2-08-07D Grain Handling Industry [PDF*]
CPL 2-09-01D Covering Maritime Employers [PDF*]
CPL 02-11-01B Work Places With Noise and Respiratory Hazards [PDF*]
CPL 02-11-02B Recycling and Scrap Hazards in General Industry Establishments [PDF*]
CPL 02-11-03B Grain Handling Facilities [PDF*]
CPL 02-11-04B Recycle and Scrap Material Hazards in General Industry Establishments [PDF*]
CPL 02-11-06C Workers Compensation [PDF*]
CPL 02-11-07A Crystalline Silica [PDF*]
CPL 2-12-02A High Hazard Work Places Safety Inspections – St. Louis [PDF*]
CPL 2-12-08A Powered Industrial Trucks in Construction and in General Industry [PDF*]
CPL 2-12-09A High Hazard Work Places Safety Inspections – Omaha [PDF*]
CPL 2-12-10A High Hazard Work Places Safety Inspections – Kansas City [PDF*]
CPL 2-13-001 Grain Handling Industry [PDF*]
CPL 02-13-002 Workers Compensation – Wichita Area Office [PDF*]
CPL 02-13-004, CH-1 Amputations [PDF*]
CPL 02-13-006 Construction on Federal Properties [PDF*]
CPL 02-13-008 Missouri Workers Compensation [PDF*]
CPL 02-13-009 Commercial and Residential Construction Following a Severe Weather Event [PDF*]
CPL 98-02R Region-wide Problem Solving Initiative on Falls, Scaffolds, and Electrocutions from Overhead Power Lines in Construction [PDF*]
Directive Title
13-01 (CPL 04-05) Asbestos Abatement Industry [PDF*]
13-02 (CPL 04-05) Noise and Respiratory Hazards in General Industry – Englewood Area Office [PDF*]
13-03 (CPL 04-04) Logging Operations in Bark Beetle Incident Areas [PDF*]
13-04 (CPL 04-01) Roadway Work Zone Activities [PDF*]
13-05 (CPL 04-01) Oil and Gas Industry [PDF*]
13-06 (CPL 04-02) Noise and Respiratory Hazards in General Industry – Billings Area Office [PDF*]
13-07 (CPL 04-02) High Hazard Work Places without an OSHA Inspection Since 2000 [PDF*]
13-08 (CPL 04-01) Fall Hazards in Construction [PDF*]
13-09 (CPL 04-03) Automotive Lifts [PDF*]
13-10 (CPL 04-01) Silica Hazards in Cut Stone and Slab Handling [PDF*]
13-11 (CPL 04-01) Grain Handling Facilities [PDF*]
13-12 (CPL 04-05) Automotive Services [PDF*]
REGION IX:  (AZ,** CA,** HI,** NV,** and American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands)
Directive Title
CPL 04-00-01 Amputations [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-02 Inspections of Programmed Construction Inspections [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-03 Warehousing Operations [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-05 Programmed Maritime Inspections [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-06 Inspections of Smelters [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-07 Federal Agencies [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-08 Combustible Dust [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-09 Silica and Portland Cement Exposures [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-10 Programmed Construction Inspections at Military Installations [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-11 Hotels, Casinos and/or Casino Hotels [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-13 Inspections of Longshoring Activity [PDF*]
CPL 04-00-14 Local Emphasis Program for Automotive Lifts [PDF*]
REGION X:  (AK,** ID, OR,** WA**)
Directive Title
13-01 (CPL 04) Residential Construction [PDF*]
13-02 (CPL 04) Floating Seafood Processors [PDF*]
13-03 (CPL 04) Construction Fall Hazards in Idaho [PDF*]
13-04 (CPL 04) Off-Shore Oil and Gas Drilling Platforms [PDF*]
13-05 (CPL 04) Logging in Idaho [PDF*]
13-06 (CPL 04) Shipyard Employment Operations [PDF*]
13-07 (CPL 04) Logging Operations Under Federal Jurisdiction in Oregon and Washington [PDF*]
13-08 (CPL 04) Federal Agencies [PDF*]
13-09 (CPL 04) Construction [PDF*]
13-10 (CPL 04) Native Health Care Facilities [PDF*]
13-11 (CPL 04) Facility Support Management Service Contractors at Military Bases and National Parks [PDF*]
13-12 (CPL 04) Silica Exposure and Slab Handling in Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing [PDF*]
13-13 (CPL 04) Employers with Nationally Targeted Hazards at Military Bases, National Parks and National Cemeteries [PDF*]
13-14 (CPL 04) Casinos and or Casino Hotels at Native American Reservations or American Trust Lands [PDF*]
13-15 (CPL 04) Lead [PDF*]
13-16 (CPL 04) Grain Handling Industry [PDF*]
13-17 (CPL 04) Inspections of Longshoring Activity [PDF*]
13-18 (CPL 04) Local Emphasis Program for Powered Industrial Trucks [PDF*]
13-19 (CPL 04) Regional Emphasis Program for Cranes used in Construction, General Industry and Maritime Employment [PDF*]

** These states and territories operate their own OSHA-approved job safety and health programs and cover state and local government workers as well as private sector workers. The Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Virgin Islands plans cover public workers only. States with approved programs must have standards that are identical to, or at least as effective as, the federal OSHA standards. Visit OSHA’s State Plan States Web page for more information.

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