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Document ID (ISN)78355
CIS number 02-145
Year 2002
Convention or series no. GAO-03-45
Title Workplace safety and health - OSHA can strengthen enforcement through improved program management
Bibliographic information United States General Accounting Office (GAO), 441 G Street NW, Room LM, Washington, D.C. 20548, USA, Nov. 2002. ii, 35p. Price: Free for a 1st hard copy, USD 2.00 for subsequent copies.
Internet access http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-03-45 [in English]
Abstract Report submitted to the US House of Representatives suggesting improvements to the functioning of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The report is based on an evaluation of OSHA's practices, some of the findings of which are: difficulty in identifying hazardous worksites for priority inspection because of lack of data; inability by OSHA to demonstrate nationwide impact on OSH because only 31 states are covered by its strategic goals; lack of appropriate training and coordination of inspection workforce. The Report identifies several measures through which OSHA could improve its effectiveness, in particular through improving on the three areas given above.
Descriptors (primary) national organization; USA; role of labour inspection; labour inspection; role of government
Descriptors (secondary) report on investigation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection