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1 American Mushroom Institute/OSHA Alliance Jim Touey Philadelphia OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist May 24,2011

2 General Session Alliance Update – Alliance Renewal Agreement – Safety & Health Program – Other Successes OSHA Update – SST Inspections – I2P2 – Hazard Communications (GHS) – Heat and Fall Protection Campaigns OSHA Enforcement in the Mushroom Industry – Inspection History – Most Frequently Cited Standards

3 Alliance Update Alliance Renewal Agreement – OSHA’s Philadelphia Area Office (PHAO)/AMI renewed their agreement on February 16, 2012 – Longest Continuous Agreement for PHAO – OSHA PHAO maintains their commitment to working with the Mushroom Industry – Added focus on Worker’s Rights

4 Alliance Update Safety & Health Program Development – The Alliance has developed multiple Mushroom Industry “Hazard Specific” Sample S&H Programs which are/or soon will be accesible through the AMI Website. safety-p-18.html

5 Alliance Update Other Successes – The PHAO/AMI Agreement is the Model Alliance Agreement used by PHAO when signing new agreements - National Recognition - The accomplishments of the Alliance have been recognized by OSHA’s National Office as an “Alliance Success Story”

6 OSHA Update Fatal Facts SST Inspections I2P2 Hazard Communications (GHS) Heat and Fall Protection Campaigns Distracted Driving

7 OSHA Update Fatal Facts Fatal Facts Fatal work injuries involving farming, fishing, and forestry workers increased by 9 percent in Fatalities involving agricultural workers, including farmworkers and laborers, rose from 127 in 2009 to 156 in Fatal work injuries among Hispanic or Latino workers were down 4 percent in 2010 to the lowest level since Of the 682 fatal work injuries involving Hispanic or Latino workers, 427 (or 63 percent) involved foreign-born workers. Overall, there were 774 fatal work injuries involving foreign-born workers in 2010, of which the greatest share (297 or 38 percent) were born in Mexico.

8 OSHA Update SST Inspections What is the OSHA Data Initiative (ODI)? In 1995, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established the annual OSHA Data Initiative (ODI) to collect data on injuries and acute illnesses attributable to work-related activities in private-sector industries from approximately 80,000 establishments in selected high ‑ hazard industries. The Agency uses these data to calculate establishment-specific injury/illness rates, and in combination with other data sources, to target enforcement and compliance assistance activities. How does the ODI differ from the BLS Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses? The OSHA data collection parallels aspects of the annual Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in that both the ODI and the BLS Annual Survey collect summary information on occupational injuries and illnesses from private-sector establishments. BLS collects the data from a sample of all private ‑ sector industry establishments. In addition, the BLS survey collects information on the demographics and circumstances of a sample of the injuries and illnesses that required recuperation away from work. The BLS survey is used to generate aggregate statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses at the state and national levels. However, the BLS Survey does not provide the establishment-specific data that OSHA needs.

9 OSHA Update SST Inspections What is the OSHA Data Initiative (ODI) (continued): What can an establishment do if it receives surveys from both OSHA and BLS? Because OSHA collects data from all establishments that meet certain criteria (e.g., industry, size group, and injury/illness rate), some of the establishments from which OSHA requires data will also be included in the BLS sample. BLS has estimated that approximately 4 percent of the establishments from which OSHA requires data will also be included in the BLS survey. The BLS survey is typically mailed in late winter, while the OSHA survey is mailed in June. They are two separate data collections and companies that receive both are required to complete and return both surveys. To alleviate the double burden, these establishments can either complete the OSHA data collection form (OSHA Form 196B) or return a photocopy of pages 1 and 2 of the completed BLS survey form to OSHA.

10 OSHA Update SST Inspections SST Inspections: OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting (SST) program is OSHA’s main programmed inspection plan for non- construction workplaces that have 20 or more employees. The SST plan is based on the data received from the prior year’s OSHA Data Initiative survey. The Data Initiative survey and the SST program help OSHA 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 illness have occurred.

11 OSHA Update SST Inspections SST Inspections – All Employers whose DART rate were over 2.0 were recently sent a “High Rate’ letter. OSHA is considering any employer above the 1.8 National Average for all industries when noting that the employer has a “High Rate”. If your company received this letter it is NOT a precursor for inspection under the SST initiative. Normal trigger rates for inspection under the SST are initiated at DARTs 6.0 to 8.0. The 2012 SST inspections will be focused on the manufacturing industry and follow ups.

12 OSHA Update I2P2 I2P2 OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program “Find and Fix” – OSHA is developing a rule requiring employers to implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. It involves planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes and activities that protect employee safety and health. OSHA has substantial data on reductions in injuries and illnesses from employers who have implemented similar effective processes. – OSHA has placed an emphasis on reviewing work place incentive programs that discourage employee reporting of injuries and illness

13 OSHA Update GHS Hazard Communications (GHS) What’s available: – OSHA’s website: Quick Cards (In handouts) Spanish and English Coming Soon: Sample Employer Training Presentations

14 OSHA Update GHS Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided. Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16-section format. Information and training: Employers are required to train workers by December 1, 2013 on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding

15 OSHA Update GHS Effective Completion Date Requirement(s) Employers: December 1, 2013 Train employees on the new label elements and SDS format. June 1, 2016 Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards. Employers Transition Period Comply with either 29 CFR (this final standard), or the current standard, or both. All chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers

16 OSHA Update “What’s Hot” Heat and Fall Protection Campaigns

17 OSHA Update Distracted Driving Distracted Driving Distracted Driving Campaign Year after year, the leading cause of worker deaths is motor vehicle crashes. Distracted driving dramatically increases the risk. To tackle this problem, the Department of Labor is partnering with the Department of Transportation to encourage employers to join us in combating distracted driving.

18 OSHA Update Distracted Driving Our initiative includes: an employer awareness campaign focusing on the great and growing danger of sending text messages while driving a distracted driving website for sharing information and strategies, including model employer policies a special emphasis on reaching young workers an enforcement component: When OSHA receives a credible complaint that an employer requires texting while driving or who organizes work so that texting is a practical necessity, we will investigate and where necessary issue citations and penalties to end this practice. To all companies whose workers drive on the job, OSHA's message is straightforward: It is the employer's responsibility and legal obligation to have a clear, unequivocal and enforced policy against texting while driving.

19 OSHA Inspection History in Mushroom Industry SIC 0182 January December 2008 Inspections Conducted = 8 Employees Covered by Inspections = 2399 Inspections with violations = 7 % of “In Compliance” Inspections = 12.5% Types of Inspections: – 3 Accidents – 3 Referral/Complaints Inspections – 2 Programmed Inspections January December 2011 Inspections Conducted = 9 Employees Covered By Inspections = 1846 Inspections with violations = 4 % of “In Compliance” Inspections = 56% Types of Inspections: -1 Accidents -6 Referral/Complaints Inspections -2 Programmed Inspections

20 OSHA Inspection History in Mushroom Industry SIC 0182 January December 2008 Violations Issued = 31 Violations Sustained = 21 Violations Per Inspections (Sites not in compliance )= 3 OSHA Standards Cited and Sustained = 24 Number of Serious Violations Sustained = 17 (Some Grouped Violations) Number of O-T-S Violations Sustained = 7 January December 2011 Violations Issued = 9 (-71%) Violations Sustained = 9 (-67%) Violations Per Inspections (Sites not in compliance)= 1.28 (-67%) OSHA Standards Cited and Sustained = 10 (-58%) Number of Serious Violations Sustained = (Some Grouped Violations) 4 (-76%) Number of O-T-S Violations Sustained = 6 (-14%)

21 OSHA Inspection History in Mushroom Industry SIC 0182 January December 2008 Initial Penalty Issued = $67,725 Average Penalty Issued Per Inspection (Sites not “In Compliance”) = $9,675 Final Penalty Issued = $35,019 Final penalty Issued Per Inspection = $5,003 January December 2011 Initial Penalty Issued = $17,900 (-74%) Average Penalty Issued Per Inspection (Sites not “In Compliance”) = $4,475 (-54%) Final Penalty Issued = $11,600 (-67%) Final penalty Issued Per Inspection = $2,900 (-42%)

22 OSHA Standards Cited January December 2008 OSHA Standards Cited = 24 – Electrical (10) – 5(A)(1) General Duty Clause (4) – Farm Equipment Guarding and Training (3) – Recordkeeping (2) – Handrails (1) – Emergency Exits Blocked (1) – Fire Extinguishers (1) – Noise (1) – Machine Guarding (1) January December 2011 OSHA Standards Cited = 10 – Recordkeeping (6) – 5(a)(a) general Duty Clause (3) – Hazard Communications (1)


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