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Most smaller contractors have never seen an OSHA inspector. Under the agency's new Focused Inspection Program, however, compliance officers may start paying more attention to small-contractor job sites. But the inspectors will focus on just a few critical safety issues instead of conducting broad inspections and searching for a multitude of minor rule violations. The new program is propelled by the Clinton administration's National Performance Review (NPR), launched in 1993. According to Bart Chadwick, regional administrator for federal OSHA's Region VIII, the NPR has forced OSHA to stop evaluating its work in terms of statistics. "Now we're compelled to justify our existence by whether we're actually doing any good," says Chadwick, whose bailiwick covers six western states. "In our case, the only good is saving people's lives, their eyes, and