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Bill Fulcher Team Leader – Enforcement Programs February ’07 All Managers’ Meeting Region IV Fatality Update OSHA Standards and Compliance Marilyn M.

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2 Bill Fulcher Team Leader – Enforcement Programs February ’07 All Managers’ Meeting Region IV Fatality Update OSHA Standards and Compliance Marilyn M. Velez, M.P.H. Compliance Assistance Specialist OSHA, Atlanta West Area Office

3 3 What is OSHA? O ccupational S afety and H ealth A dministration O S H A

4 4 Why was OSHA created? 14,000 employees died annually from job- related injuries and illnesses (5,488 workplace fatalities for 2007) Nearly 2.5 million employees were disabled 300,000 new cases of occupational disease

5 OSHA’s Vision Every employer and employee in the Nation recognizes that occupational safety and health adds value to American businesses, workplaces, and workers’ lives.Every employer and employee in the Nation recognizes that occupational safety and health adds value to American businesses, workplaces, and workers’ lives.

6 OSHA’s Main Tasks Standards Development Inspections and Enforcement of OSHA’s Standards Citations and Penalties Compliance Assistance and Cooperative Programs (Partnerships, Alliances, VPP Sites, SHARP Sites, Consultation Visits )

7 7 Inspection Priorities Imminent Danger Fatalities and Catastrophes Employee’s Complaints – formal – in-formal Referrals Programmed Follow Up (especially willful & repeat)

8 8 OSHA Inspection Process Opening Conference Inspection Tour (walkaround) Closing Conference

9 Top Ten Cited Standards in General Industry – Hazard Communication – General Electrical Requirements (Wiring methods, Components, Flexible cords and Equipment for general use) – Respiratory Protection – Lock Out/Tag Out – General Electrical Requirements (Wiring Design and Protection, Systems Design )

10 Top Ten Cited Standards in General Industry – Powered Industrial Trucks (Training) – General Machine Guarding Requirements – Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes – Recordkeeping – Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus

11 Top Ten Cited Standards in Construction – Scaffolds – General Requirements – Fall Protection – Aerial Lifts (Lack of Fall Protection) – Ladders – Hazard Communication – Contractor Requirements / General Safety & Health Provisions (Training, Safety Programs, etc.)

12 Top Ten Cited Standards in Construction – Training Requirements for Working on or Erecting Scaffolds – Training Requirements for Fall Protection Use – Head Protection (Hard Hats) – Requirements for Excavation Protection

13 13 Standards Cited for SIC 3600 : Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment FY 2008 Standard #Cited $Penalty Description Total 904 $809, $58,895 Lock Out/Tag Out $25,575 Respiratory Protection $79,279 Hazard Communication $33,890 Wiring methods, components and equipment for general use $63,711 General Machine Guarding Requirements $32,751 General Electrical Requirements

14 14 Standards Cited for SIC 3610 : Electric Transmission And Distribution Equipment FY 2008 Standard #Cited $Penalty Description Total 101 $200, $10,000 Wiring methods, components and equipment for general use $4,000 Respiratory protection $18,500 Mechanical power presses $9,000 Oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting $16,125 General machine guarding requirements $12,300 Abrasive wheel machinery

15 MAJOR CAUSES GENERAL INDUSTRY FATALITIES 39% Struck by/crushed by 19% Falls 15% Burns 9% Electrocution 8% Other 5% Caught in 5% Drowning

16 MAJOR CAUSES CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES 36% Falls 34% Struck by/crushed by 15% Electrocution 6% Caught in 5% Drowning 2% Burns 2% Other

17 A Review of Recent OSHA Enforcement Efforts and Results Workplace fatalities declined from 5.2 (1992) to lowest-ever 3.7 (2007) per 100,000 FTE’s National workplace injury and illness rates declined from 11 (1972) to 4.2 (2007) During this time, the number of employees increased from 58 M (1970) to 115 M (2007)

18 WORKPLACE FATALITIES AS COUNTED BY BLS/CFOI & OSHA, *Fiscal year, investigated by OSHA (as of 06/30/2008) +Calendar year

19 IMMLANG FATALITIES* REPORTED NATIONWIDE BY REGION FOR FISCAL YEARS 2007 & 2008 *Investigated by OSHA +Reflects Current Data in IMIS System “08” Fatalities = 224 “07” Fatalities = 274 IMMLANG FATALITIES REPORTED NATIONWIDE BY REGION FOR FISCAL YEARS 2007 & 2008

20 Compliance Assistance Overview Tools and Resources Cooperative Programs Training Compliance Assistance By Topic

21 Compliance Assistance Tools and Resources OSHA Web Site Compliance Assistance Web Page Electronic Assistance Tools Compliance Assistance Quick Start Publications Compliance Assistance Specialists Standards and Regulations State Plans Contact OSHA

22 22 The OSHA Web Site èwww.osha.gov SAFETY & HEALTH

23 Examples of Compliance Assistance By Topic Amputations Combustible Dust Construction Electrical Ergonomics Hexavalent Chromium Hispanic Employers and Workers Lockout/Tagout Small Business Transportation Youth

24 Compliance Assistance Specialists At least one in each OSHA Area Office Provide general information about OSHA Respond to requests for help from a variety of groups Available for seminars, workshops, and speaking events Promote cooperative programs and OSHA's training resources and materials

25 COOPERATIVE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION CONTINUES TO GROW IN FY-2008

26 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS IN COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS VPP, SHARP SITES, PARTNERSHIPS & ALLIANCES - FY2008* Total VPP Sites = 2,000 Total SHARP Sites = 1183 Partnerships = 171 Alliances = 503 * Fiscal Year 2008 (in IMIS as of 06/30/2008)

27 27 OSHA On-Site Consultation Program No cost, confidential assistance On-site assistance with safety, health, ergonomics Serious hazard obligation! Focused compliance assistance or comprehensive assistance ult.html

28 Summary Compliance assistance is working effectively: –To achieve OSHA's operating plan goals –To provide leadership in safety and health through cooperative programs –To target specific industries and hazards for high impact –To recognize exemplary workplaces and share best practices

29 THE NATIONAL SCENE Safety and Health Management System Emphasis Chemical plants Crane Initiative Succession Planning Transition

30 Safety Delivers a Return on Investment! Liberty Mutual Survey Survey shows 61 percent of executives say $3 or more saved for each $1 invested in workplace safety 95 percent of executives surveyed believe workplace safety has a positive impact on a company's financial performance

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