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1 Bill Wilkerson, CIH Area Director, Cincinnati OSHA - Region V OSHA Update January 2015

2 Introduction Leadership OSHA Saves Lives Fatalities OSHA Tool Bag Top Ten Violations Questions Anytime 2

3 Leadership OSHA –Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels –Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab –Deputy Assistant Secretary Dorothy Dougherty Secretary of Labor – Thomas Perez

4 Federal OSHA OSHA Staff:2,305 Workers:130 million Worksites:8 million Regional Offices:10 Local Area Offices:90 Cincinnati Area Office: 24 (2 recently hired, 1 soon to retire)

5 OSHA’s Mission Assure so far as possible safe and healthful working conditions for every working man and woman in the nation.

6 OSHA Saves Lives Examples 6

7 Fatalities

8 Fatalities

9 Fatality Data Since October, Cincinnati AO has investigated an electrocution, a caught between, and two fall fatalities, one a double fatality Since 2010 in Ohio, OSHA has investigated; 9

10 All Ohio Fatalities Year First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth Quarter Year Total OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSept Total

11 All Ohio Fatalities


13 Caught Chemical Exposure Fire/Explosion Workplace Violence 73 - Struck Other Heat Stress Fall Electrocution

14 Ohio Construction Fatalities Year First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth Quarter Year Total OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSept Total

15 Ohio Construction Fatalities


17 Electrical & Other Wiring Highway Street & Bridge Other Heavy/Civil Eng Roofing All Other Specialty Trade Painting & Wall Covering

18 Ohio Manufacturing Fatalities Year First QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth Quarter Year Total OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSept Total

19 Ohio Manufacturing Fatalities


21 Cincinnati Fatalities

22 Caught Chemical Exposure Electrocution Fall Struck Fire/Explosion Heat Stress Workplace Violence

23 Region V Fatalities by Event FY09- FY13 Source: OSHA Information System

24 Manufacturing Fatalities by Event FY09-FY13 24 Source: OSHA Information System

25 Region V Fall Fatalities FY09 - FY13

26 26 Fatality RATES are down 35% since 1994 Rate of Fatal Work Injuries Continues to Drop Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (*preliminary 2012 data)

27 Fatalities These events are a call to action to this agency and to all of us. We need to reduce these numbers! How? Safety programs to address the main causes: Falls, Caught in, Struck by, Electrocution Training of workers and managers to recognize and address these hazards 27

28 New Reporting rules now in effect 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 28

29 OSHA’s Field Tool Bag Enforcement 29

30 30 Inspections Conducted (Federal) FY09 – FY13 Source: OSHA Information System

31 31 Region V FY-2013 Inspection Data 6740 total inspections (Goal 6725) –3,229 of which were construction –1,488 were health inspections Inspections By State –Illinois = 2,768 –Ohio = 2,435 (Cincinnati = 650) –Wisconsin = 1,472

32 Inspections mix 50-55% Construction 25-30% Complaints and Referrals 1-2% fatality / catastrophe Up to 60% Programmed inspections 3-5% Follow up inspections 32

33 Inspections Protocols OSHA CO identification Explanation of scope of inspection, co. rts. Explanation of inspection procedures Request for information & employee rep. Walk-around inspection Measurements, Interviews, Testing, addl requests for information Closing Conference Proposed violations issuance, appeal rts 33

34 General Duty Clause Violations Violation of Section 5(a)(1) of the OSHAct No current OSHA regulation applies Serious injury or illness could result Hazard is recognized Workers exposed Feasible abatement 34

35 General Duty Clause Violations Heat Ergonomics Untested and marked under-the-hook lifting devices Improper procedures & equipment for tire changing No PEL for substance Workplace Violence 35

36 36 Sig + Novel Cases in Region V Major Issues - FY 13  10 – Lockout/Tagout and/or Machine Guarding  5 – Health (1 Silica, 2 Lead, 2 Noise)  5 – Process Safety Management  4 – Numerous Serious/Repeat violations  2 – Trenching & Excavation  2 – Cranes (construction)  1 – Fall Hazards (Steel mfg.)  1 – Electrical Safe Work Practices (Retail)  1 – Permit Required Confined Spaces  15 – NOVEL CASES 6 Ergo, 2 No PELHeat, Workplace Violence (6 Ergo, 2 No PEL, Fed agency, Heat, Workplace Violence)

37 The Ten Most Frequently Cited OSHA Construction Standards in Region V for FY Fall Protection (Residential) Fall Protection (Training) Safety program (Inspections) Fall Protection (Guardrails) Ladders (Positioning) Safety program Excavations (Cave-in protection) Head Protection Fall Protection (Low slope roofs) Eye & Face Protection 37

38 Nationwide FY14 Top 10 Most Cited Standards SectionThe Standard Fall Protection Hazard Communication Scaffolding Respiratory Protection Lockout/Tagout Powered Industrial Trucks Electrical-Wiring Methods Ladders Machine Guarding Electrical-General Requirements

39 39 National Emphasis Programs Current: Amputations Combustible DustCombustible Dust Fed Agencies Food FlavoringsFood Flavorings Hex ChromeHex Chrome LeadLead Primary MetalsPrimary Metals PSM (Chem Plants)PSM (Chem Plants) Nursing Homes & Residential Care FacilitiesNursing Homes & Residential Care Facilities SilicaSilica Ship Breaking Trenching IsocyanatesIsocyanates

40 40 Region V Local Emphasis Programs (LEPs) - FY 15 Fall Hazards +(Construction & General Industry) Grain Handling FacilitiesGrain Handling Facilities Tree Trimming Operations Powered Industrial Vehicles (Construction & GI) Building Renovation/Rehab - “Gut Rehab”Building Renovation/Rehab - “Gut Rehab” High Rise Construction (Chicago AOs) Dairy Farm LEP (Wisconsin AOs) Federal Agencies (IN, MI, MN) Maritime (IN, MI)

41 Potential New/Modified LEPs in FY15 Expansion of PIV (Loading Dock Areas) Oil & Gas Drilling Operations (eastern Ohio only) Temp Workers –Training & Equipment –1 st Day Fatalities 41

42 Lockout Tagout Hot Issues: - Programs for multiple energy source equipment - Defining authorized workers - Training authorized workers - Auditing of program - Minor Servicing Exemption 42

43 OSHA’s Field Tool Bag Cooperative Programs 43

44 44 Cooperative Programs Cooperative Programs: Consultation Program –Free Service Voluntary Protection Program – VPP Partnerships Alliances

45 Outreach Campaigns Heat StressHeat Stress Falls 45

46 Campaign Websites

47 Educational Materials Posters in English and Spanish Fact sheets in English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Portuguese Wallet Cards, Tool Box Stickers, and more coming soon…

48 Educational Materials

49 New Mobile Resources New! Bilingual English-Spanish booklet about using ladders safely that can be read on any mobile device using a free e-reader! Heat App for determining the potential for harmful heat situations!

50 OSHA’s Tool Bag Rulemaking 50

51 Pre-Rule Stage Combustible DustCombustible Dust Infectious DiseasesInfectious Diseases Injury and Illness Prevention Program Reinforced Concrete in Construction Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical StandardsReview/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards

52 Proposed Rule Stage Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica: Silica Web Page; Occupational Exposure to Beryllium Bloodborne Pathogens

53 Final Rule Stage Confined Spaces in Construction Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment, published 2014 Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems ( Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention )

54 Conclusion Leadership OSHA Saves Lives Fatalities OSHA Tool Bag –Enforcement –Cooperative Programs –Rule Making Top Ten Violations 54

55 If you need us… Call us, at OSHA or at Fax us at Mail or visit us at 36 Triangle Park, Cincinnati, Ohio (in Sharonville, at the north end of Chester Road) Our Website at 55 We will be glad to discuss your situation with you if you are uncertain about whether we can help you or not

56 56 Questions?

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