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  2. 2. ATLANTA EAST UPDATE<br />Bill Fulcher<br />Area Director<br />Atlanta East Area Office<br />
  3. 3. NEW BIG BOSS - NEW DIRECTION?<br />David Michaels, PhD, MPH<br />Priorities:<br />Vigorous enforcement of existing standards<br />Promulgating sensible new standards that use the latest science<br />Responding quickly and forcefully when worker safety is endangered<br />Giving voice to workers, especially those whose voices are not easily heard<br />Ensuring that all workers and employers are treated fairly<br />Directing OSHA in a responsible, even-handed, open and transparent way<br />
  4. 4. NEW LOCAL BOSS- NEW DIRECTION?<br />New Area Director assigned to Atlanta East on August 15 , 2010<br />Priority is effective and fair enforcement- worker protection!<br />Higher number of complaint & referral inspections being performed to address worker concerns.<br />New Hires <br />New Supervisor <br />Case file resolution in the area office with abatement, settlement and worker protection set as the basis of all agreements.<br />Establish effective FSHC’s in area<br />New council in Middle Georgia <br />
  5. 5. ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO FAR<br />Issued more Significant Enforcement Cases this year than ever before – 12 cases by September 30<br />Issued 91 % Serious Violations with and average penalty exceeding $2,000.00<br />Enhanced Enforcement Activities at Warner Robins<br />Settled Cases and getting abatement<br />Working relationship with AFGE Local <br />Assisted with the implementation of a base-wide employee complaint program<br />Outreach<br />Compliance Assistant Specialists performing collateral duties with the VPP Office<br />
  6. 6. WHAT ELSE IS NEW at ATLE?<br />11 new employees –<br />9 CSHO’s; 1 W/B; 1 Clerical <br />New Supervisor Selection<br />Building Inspectors’ Outreach Program <br />construction safety referrals<br />Emphasis Programs<br />
  7. 7. Emphasis Programs<br />REP- Forklifts- affects all industries<br />REP- Noise- Sawmill/ Wood; Concrete; & Plastics operations<br />REP- SHARPS- Surgical Care; Emergency Care and Primary Care Clinics<br />REP- Silica – all industries<br />REP- Overhead Powerlines – Repair and Construction- includes any exposed worker to powerlines<br />REP- Scrap/ Waste Recyclers – “junkyards” & recyclers<br />REP/ LEP- Lead – all industries<br />REP- Falls in Construction- any hazard > 6’<br />REP- Landscaping – commercial or residential operations<br />REP- Sanitation/ Clean-up Operations in Food Operations<br />NEP- Primary Metals – chemical and physical hazards in Metals<br />NEP – Trench/ Excavations<br />NEP – Amputations – <br />NEP – Hexavalent Chromium<br />NEP – Severe Violators <br />SST Directive- High I/I rates targeting in general industry<br />
  8. 8. NEW WAYS OF COMMUNICATING<br />DOL Newsletter – http://www.dol.gov/sec/newsletter/<br />Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/hildasolis<br />Twitter- http://twitter.com/USDOL<br />YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/usdepartmentoflabor/<br />E-mail Subscription Service- http://www.dol.gov/dol/email/htm<br />Region IV’s electronic newsletter-<br />contact Kaylene Sherrod- Moore at: sherrodmoore.kaylene@dol.gov or 678-237-0439.<br />
  9. 9. OSHA LISTENS<br />National stakeholders’ meetings to hear issues<br />Virtual Stakeholder Meetings<br />Open webpages for comments on direct topics<br />Blogs<br />Call Atlanta-East for advice! <br />770-493-6644<br />Compliance Assistant Specialists – free help<br />
  10. 10. WHAT HAS BEEN UP IN REGION IV and ATLANTA EAST?<br />Deepwater Horizon Spill Response<br />Fatalities<br />Enforcement <br />Staffing<br />Cooperative Efforts<br />
  11. 11. DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL RESPONSE<br />Began April 26<br />4,266 site visits<br />7,439 exposure assessments<br />Concluded response technical assistance September 30<br />Approximately 1000 heat stress cases<br />No fatalities<br />
  12. 12. FATALITIES<br />REGIONAL DATA-<br />In FY10 - Region IV had 147 fatalities which was a 5% reduction from FY09 <br />FY 09 38% reduction; 153 vs 242<br />ATLANTA EAST DATA-<br />In FY10 – 12 investigations- 14% reduction from FY09 (14)<br />In FY09 – 14 investigations – 30% reduction from FY08 (20)<br />SO FAR FY11 – 8 CASES<br />
  13. 13. ATLE ENFORCEMENT 2011<br />Perform 711 inspections in FY11- so far 493 <br />51% of resources in construction<br />91% violations cited as Serious<br />Saturation efforts performed various times during the year to concentrate on Construction Hazards<br />32% of all complaints have resulted in an inspection – highest in Region IV<br />100% 1-day response to accidents and referrals<br />Issue minimum of 2 Sig Cases- will issue 12 during FY11<br />
  14. 14. Region IV TOP 10 VIOLATIONS <br />Scaffolding<br />Fall Protection<br />Hazard Communication<br />Ladders<br />Process Safety Management<br />Respiratory Protection<br />Lockout/Tagout<br />Electrical, Wiring Methods<br />Powered Industrial Trucks<br />Electrical, General Requirements<br />
  15. 15. STAFFING<br />Region IV got 59 additional FTE<br />9 assigned to ATLE (includes retirement replacements)<br />5 Safety<br />4 I/H’s<br />1 new Supervisor<br />1 new W/B Investigator<br />1 new clerical<br />
  16. 16. COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS<br />Compliance assistance available<br />Building Inspectors’ Program<br />Grain Handling<br />Heat Stress<br />VPP applications and evaluations – collateral duty this year at Atlanta East<br />Partnerships & Alliances Ongoing -<br />Consultation Programs<br />
  17. 17. QUESTIONS?<br />NOW’S YOUR CHANCE<br />