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1 Jeff Funke, CSP Area Director 2015 OSHA Update for 20 th Annual Safety Conference LEPC/ASSE/MSSC

2 Topics Montana Compliance Statistics Regulatory Changes Initiatives and Outreach Campaigns OSHA Emphasis Programs Resources

3 Montana Year in Review 5 Fatalities 358 Inspections –62% Construction (high due to Hailstorm in Billings) –38% General Industry ~ 23.8% inspections without violations ~ 97.4% violations – serious/willful/repeat


5 Montana Year in Review 543 Violations Issued –24 Repeat –35 Other –478 Serious –6 Willful –Average Penalties $1, Serious $49, Willful $9, Repeat

6 Top Ten Violations Most frequently cited OSHA regulations during FY 2014 inspections We Can Help 1. Fall Protection 2. Hazard Communication 3. Scaffolding 4. Respiratory Protection 5. Lockout/Tagout 6. Powered Industrial Trucks 7. Electrical – Wiring Methods 8. Ladders 9. Machine Guarding 10. Electrical

7 Top Violations in Montana Residential Fall Protection (C) General Duty Clause Eye Protection (C) Hazard Communication program Ladder safety (C) Hazard Communication training Respirator Medical Evaluations Machine Guarding Hard Hat (C) Eyewash

8 Hailstorm Response May 18 th a historic hailstorm damaged thousand of roofs and structures in the Billings, MT area. Billings Area Office was faced with an influx of workers from other states. In an effort to ensure that this transient workforce was protected from falls while conducting roofing work: –Weekend Work Initiative –Onsite Issuance

9 Hailstorm Response



12 The Weekend Work Initiative increased workplace surveillance of construction fall hazards and other dangers to prevent employee injuries and fatalities. Issuance of 102 violations (100% Serious and Repeat classification) that affected the safety of 483 employees. –70% of the cases were settled at the area office and the remaining 30% resulted in no response from the employer and are now in debt collection.

13  Falls are leading cause of deaths in construction — about 1/3 of all construction fatalities  In 2012, more than 8,800 construction workers were injured on the job from falls from heights  Almost 300 construction workers were killed at work from falls Fall Prevention Campaign We Can Help

14 Residential Fall Protection Resources Residential Fall Protection Web Page Fact Sheets Presentations Guidance Document We Can Help

15 Fall Prevention Campaign Fall Prevention Web Page Poster and Fact Sheets Videos 2014 National Safety Stand- Down We Can Help

16 Analysis of OSHA’s 2014 National Falls Stand-Down Certificate Data Results & Recommendations By

17 Number of Stand-Downs Total Number of Entries Submitted: 4,882 Total Number of Individuals Reached: 770,193

18 Activities Conducted on All Stand- Downs

19 Breakdown by OSHA Region Region Total # of Stand- Downs Total # of Individual s Reached Commercial Construction (SD/Indiv.) Other Construction (SD/Indiv.) Residential Constructio n (SD/Indiv.) Non- Construction (SD/Indiv.) Government (SD/Indiv.) Highway (SD/Indiv.) , ,818388, , , , , ,738261,810432,807122,137141, , ,513807,727284, ,280226,076141, , , ,620673, ,662404,747241, , , ,388421, , , , , ,362212,601201, , ,522484, , , ,978323,51572,226343, , , ,155421, ,920252,77951, ,347725,667393, INTL 11551, , ,42741, ,86000 Total 4,880770,0542,497499,0821,118134, , , , ,480

20 Regulatory Changes

21 Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule OSHA has expanded the list of severe injuries & illnesses that employers must report & updated the list of industries who are partially exempt from routinely keeping OSHA records. Federal OSHA For workplaces under Federal OSHA jurisdiction  Final rule becomes effective January 1, 2015 We Can Help

22 Expanded reporting requirements The rule expands the list of severe work-related injuries and illnesses that all covered employers must report to OSHA. Starting January 1, 2015, employers must report the following to OSHA:  All work-related fatalities within 8 hours (same as current requirement)  All work-related in-patient hospitalizations of one or more employees within 24 hours  All work-related amputations within 24 hours  All work-related losses of an eye within 24 hours We Can Help

23  By telephone to the nearest OSHA office during normal business hours.  By telephone to the 24-hour OSHA hotline ( OSHA or ).  Online: OSHA is developing a new means of reporting events electronically, which will be available soon at How can employers report to OSHA? We Can Help

24 Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule Changes to who keeps records  Industries classified by NAICS rather than SIC.  Updates the list of industries exempt from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records due to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates.  Firms with 10 or fewer employees in the previous year are still exempt from keeping OSHA records.  Goes into effect 1/1/15 (in federal states). We Can Help

25 Other New OSHA Standards and Regulations We Can Help Cranes and Derricks in Construction (Reg& Directive) Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Hazard Communication


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