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OSHA Safety and Health
Update
October 2010
Michael G. Connors, CIH
Regional Administrator - Region V
Occupational Safety a...
OSHA at 40
Recent workplace tragedies:
Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
29 Coal Miners killed
Oil rig explosion south of...
OSHA at 40
These were the headlines that we were
reading
But … we also know that 14 workers lose their
lives in preventa...
OSHA at 40
Secretary Solis’ vision is “Good Jobs for
Everyone.”
At OSHA, we understand that a job cannot
be a good job u...
OSHA at 40
Dr. Michaels Vision
Stronger enforcement: Some employers
need incentives to do the right thing.
Ensure that ...
OSHA at 40
Develop innovative approaches to
addressing new (and old) hazards:
Improve Intra-Agency Collaboration
Improve...
OSHA at 40
Strengthen state plan states
Conduct our work with transparency,
openness, integrity, and humility
Strengthe...
OSHA Emphasis
New emphasis on enforcement and standard
setting
Increased inspections
Evaluating state plan states effec...
OSHA Emphasis
Not moving away from the voluntary
protection programs
Consultation Program
Voluntary Protection Program ...
OSHA Emphasis
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Silica
Beryllium
PELs
Confined Space in Construction
Infectious ...
Congress
Budget
Oversight
Input
FY 2010 (Oct 1 – Aug 26)
Federal OSHA Inspection
Data
FY 2006 – FY 2010
Inspections Conducted
38,579 39,324 38,450 39,004
35,973
0
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
FY06 FY07 ...
FY 2006 – FY 2010
Percent Complaint Inspections
19% 18% 17% 17% 19%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
FY 2006 – FY 2010
% Inspections In-Compliance
27% 26% 23% 25%
20%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
FY 2006 – FY 2010
Total Violations Issued
82,804
87,898 86,945 87,663 84,323
0
25,000
50,000
75,000
100,000
FY06 FY07 FY08...
FY 2006 – FY 2010
% Total Violations Issued As
Serious
73% 76% 77% 77% 78%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
FY 2006 – FY 2010
Percent Inspections With Violations
Contested
7% 7% 7% 7% 8%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09...
FY 2006 – FY 2010
Average Penalty Per Serious
Violation
(Private Sector)
$890
$928
$1,012 $983
$1,088
$0
$250
$500
$750
$1...
FY 1990 – FY 2010 (Oct 1 – Sept 3)
Significant Enforcement Cases
154
120121
108
101
107
123120
103
140
170
195
150
199
165...
FY 1990 – FY 2010(Oct 1 – Sept
3)
Egregious Cases
18
4
5
3
4
2
5
2
3
8
66
11
18
6
17
8
5
6
15
16
0
5
10
15
20
25
FY90
FY91...
FY 2010 Top 10 Most Frequently
Cited Federal Standards
1. Scaffolding
2. Fall Protection
3. Hazard
Communication
4. Respir...
Sig Cases – Region V
FY 10, Region V issued 41 significant
cases
16 significant cases were issued in Ohio
5 Egregious c...
Significant Cases – FY 10
28 General Industry cases
Many combined H & S inspections
5 dust cases
2 follow-up inspection...
Significant Cases – FY 10
7 Construction cases
6 Federal Agency cases
Note, 4 USPS facilities cited
regarding electrica...
Whistleblower
FY 10, Region V received 458 Whistleblower
complaints (25% of Nation’s total)
300 11c cases
85 merit case...
New Enforcement Initiatives
OSHA Penalties
Corporate or Enterprise Wide
Settlement Agreements
Serious Violators Enforce...
Severe Violators Enforcement
ProgramFour CATEGORIES of
SVEP!
1. FATCAT: > 1 W, R, FTA
related to the incident
2. High Emph...
SVEP High Emphasis
Hazards:
Fall Hazards
Amputation Hazards
Combustible Dust
Hazards
Crystalline Silica
Hazards
Lead ...
Settlements
Innovative Resolutions
Corporate or enterprise wide agreements
Outside experts
Third party verification
P...
Enforcement Initiatives
fy 2011
Enforcement Activities
NEP to focus on new buttered flavored
popcorn flavorings
Isocyanates NEP
Nursing Home NEP
Prima...
RecordKeeping
Last fall we launched the Record Keeping
NEP
Looking at under reporting and non reporting
Also looking at...
OSHA Emphasis - PSM
Chemical Plant NEP
Just extended the pilot
Finding same problems as in the refinery
NEP
Process ha...
Region V Local Emphasis
Programs Planned for FY11
Fall Hazards in Construction
Primary Metals (WI & OH)
High Rise Build...
Enforcement Activities -
Construction
Cranes and Derricks Standard
published July 28th
/ effective November
9, 2010
Star...
Enforcement Activities -
Construction
Construction targeting
We are looking to see if there are better
ways to target.
...
Local OSHA Issues - Columbus
Temporary Worker Safety DVDs (available in
Spanish and English)
http://www.ohiobwc.com/emplo...
QUESTIONS, ISSUES, or
Concerns
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    1. 1. OSHA Safety and Health Update October 2010 Michael G. Connors, CIH Regional Administrator - Region V Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    2. 2. OSHA at 40 Recent workplace tragedies: Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster 29 Coal Miners killed Oil rig explosion south of Louisiana 11 workers killed Anacortes Refinery fire in Washington State 7 workers killed February Kleen Energy 6 workers killed “Youths Die After Being Trapped in Grain Bin” - 7/28/10, Mt. Carroll, IL Two teenagers, ages 14 & 19, engulfed in corn, die Recent workplace tragedies: Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster 29 Coal Miners killed Oil rig explosion south of Louisiana 11 workers killed Anacortes Refinery fire in Washington State 7 workers killed February Kleen Energy 6 workers killed “Youths Die After Being Trapped in Grain Bin” - 7/28/10, Mt. Carroll, IL Two teenagers, ages 14 & 19, engulfed in corn, die
    3. 3. OSHA at 40 These were the headlines that we were reading But … we also know that 14 workers lose their lives in preventable accidents everyday Close to 100 deaths every week Our Mission, simply put is to protect workers from death, injury, and illness These were the headlines that we were reading But … we also know that 14 workers lose their lives in preventable accidents everyday Close to 100 deaths every week Our Mission, simply put is to protect workers from death, injury, and illness
    4. 4. OSHA at 40 Secretary Solis’ vision is “Good Jobs for Everyone.” At OSHA, we understand that a job cannot be a good job unless it is a safe job. Secretary Solis’ vision is “Good Jobs for Everyone.” At OSHA, we understand that a job cannot be a good job unless it is a safe job.
    5. 5. OSHA at 40 Dr. Michaels Vision Stronger enforcement: Some employers need incentives to do the right thing. Ensure that workers have a voice Refocus and strengthen our compliance assistance programs Change workplace culture: Employers must “find and fix” workplace hazards Dr. Michaels Vision Stronger enforcement: Some employers need incentives to do the right thing. Ensure that workers have a voice Refocus and strengthen our compliance assistance programs Change workplace culture: Employers must “find and fix” workplace hazards
    6. 6. OSHA at 40 Develop innovative approaches to addressing new (and old) hazards: Improve Intra-Agency Collaboration Improve and modernize workplace injury and illness tracking: Strengthen our focus on accurate recordkeeping Strengthen OSHA’s use of science Develop innovative approaches to addressing new (and old) hazards: Improve Intra-Agency Collaboration Improve and modernize workplace injury and illness tracking: Strengthen our focus on accurate recordkeeping Strengthen OSHA’s use of science
    7. 7. OSHA at 40 Strengthen state plan states Conduct our work with transparency, openness, integrity, and humility Strengthen state plan states Conduct our work with transparency, openness, integrity, and humility
    8. 8. OSHA Emphasis New emphasis on enforcement and standard setting Increased inspections Evaluating state plan states effectiveness Regions have completed their evaluations of the state plan states Reports are being reviewed in Washington New emphasis on enforcement and standard setting Increased inspections Evaluating state plan states effectiveness Regions have completed their evaluations of the state plan states Reports are being reviewed in Washington
    9. 9. OSHA Emphasis Not moving away from the voluntary protection programs Consultation Program Voluntary Protection Program - VPP Partnerships Alliances Not moving away from the voluntary protection programs Consultation Program Voluntary Protection Program - VPP Partnerships Alliances
    10. 10. OSHA Emphasis Injury and Illness Prevention Program Silica Beryllium PELs Confined Space in Construction Infectious Diseases Looking into a standard related to the Kleen Energy explosion Modernizing recordkeeping Injury and Illness Prevention Program Silica Beryllium PELs Confined Space in Construction Infectious Diseases Looking into a standard related to the Kleen Energy explosion Modernizing recordkeeping
    11. 11. Congress Budget Oversight Input
    12. 12. FY 2010 (Oct 1 – Aug 26) Federal OSHA Inspection Data
    13. 13. FY 2006 – FY 2010 Inspections Conducted 38,579 39,324 38,450 39,004 35,973 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
    14. 14. FY 2006 – FY 2010 Percent Complaint Inspections 19% 18% 17% 17% 19% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
    15. 15. FY 2006 – FY 2010 % Inspections In-Compliance 27% 26% 23% 25% 20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
    16. 16. FY 2006 – FY 2010 Total Violations Issued 82,804 87,898 86,945 87,663 84,323 0 25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
    17. 17. FY 2006 – FY 2010 % Total Violations Issued As Serious 73% 76% 77% 77% 78% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
    18. 18. FY 2006 – FY 2010 Percent Inspections With Violations Contested 7% 7% 7% 7% 8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
    19. 19. FY 2006 – FY 2010 Average Penalty Per Serious Violation (Private Sector) $890 $928 $1,012 $983 $1,088 $0 $250 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,250 $1,500 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10
    20. 20. FY 1990 – FY 2010 (Oct 1 – Sept 3) Significant Enforcement Cases 154 120121 108 101 107 123120 103 140 170 195 150 199 165 127 69 61 57 2727 0 50 100 150 200 250 FY90 FY91 FY92 FY93 FY94 FY95 FY96 FY97 FY98 FY99 FY00 FY01 FY02 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 Projected EOY - 167
    21. 21. FY 1990 – FY 2010(Oct 1 – Sept 3) Egregious Cases 18 4 5 3 4 2 5 2 3 8 66 11 18 6 17 8 5 6 15 16 0 5 10 15 20 25 FY90 FY91 FY92 FY93 FY94 FY95 FY96 FY97 FY98 FY99 FY00 FY01 FY02 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY 09 FY10 Projected EOY 20
    22. 22. FY 2010 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Federal Standards 1. Scaffolding 2. Fall Protection 3. Hazard Communication 4. Respiratory Protection 5. Ladders 1. Scaffolding 2. Fall Protection 3. Hazard Communication 4. Respiratory Protection 5. Ladders 6. Lockout/Tagout 7. Electrical, Wiring Methods 8. Powered Industrial Trucks 9. Electrical, General Requirements 10. Machine Guarding
    23. 23. Sig Cases – Region V FY 10, Region V issued 41 significant cases 16 significant cases were issued in Ohio 5 Egregious cases issued, 2 in OH Lead in construction Petroleum refining/PSM Operation of unsafe “super high” pressure vessels manufacturing quartz crystals Grain Entry Employees over exposed to “total dust” during manufacture of abrasive blasting grit FY 10, Region V issued 41 significant cases 16 significant cases were issued in Ohio 5 Egregious cases issued, 2 in OH Lead in construction Petroleum refining/PSM Operation of unsafe “super high” pressure vessels manufacturing quartz crystals Grain Entry Employees over exposed to “total dust” during manufacture of abrasive blasting grit
    24. 24. Significant Cases – FY 10 28 General Industry cases Many combined H & S inspections 5 dust cases 2 follow-up inspections 5 MG, LO/TO 3 PSM cases (1 egregious) 1 gas well case involving H2S 3 lead cases 1 case tree trimming for powerlines 2 Record keeping cases 3 Grain entry cases (1 egregious) 1 pressure vessel explosion 28 General Industry cases Many combined H & S inspections 5 dust cases 2 follow-up inspections 5 MG, LO/TO 3 PSM cases (1 egregious) 1 gas well case involving H2S 3 lead cases 1 case tree trimming for powerlines 2 Record keeping cases 3 Grain entry cases (1 egregious) 1 pressure vessel explosion
    25. 25. Significant Cases – FY 10 7 Construction cases 6 Federal Agency cases Note, 4 USPS facilities cited regarding electrical safe work practices (NFPA 70e) 7 Construction cases 6 Federal Agency cases Note, 4 USPS facilities cited regarding electrical safe work practices (NFPA 70e)
    26. 26. Whistleblower FY 10, Region V received 458 Whistleblower complaints (25% of Nation’s total) 300 11c cases 85 merit cases 18 complainants reinstated Over $784,000 recovered for complainants “Cease and Desist” order issued in an IL FRSA case Website, www.whistleblowers.gov has been activated complainants will be able to file Whistleblower complaints electronically under any of the statutes delegated to OSHA through this web site by the end of FY 2010 FY 10, Region V received 458 Whistleblower complaints (25% of Nation’s total) 300 11c cases 85 merit cases 18 complainants reinstated Over $784,000 recovered for complainants “Cease and Desist” order issued in an IL FRSA case Website, www.whistleblowers.gov has been activated complainants will be able to file Whistleblower complaints electronically under any of the statutes delegated to OSHA through this web site by the end of FY 2010
    27. 27. New Enforcement Initiatives OSHA Penalties Corporate or Enterprise Wide Settlement Agreements Serious Violators Enforcement Program
    28. 28. Severe Violators Enforcement ProgramFour CATEGORIES of SVEP! 1. FATCAT: > 1 W, R, FTA related to the incident 2. High Emphasis Hazard: > 2 W, R, or FTA related to HE hazards 3. Potential Release of Highly Hazardous Chemical: > 3 W,R, or FTA related to hazards of the chemical release 4. All Egregious cases Four CATEGORIES of SVEP! 1. FATCAT: > 1 W, R, FTA related to the incident 2. High Emphasis Hazard: > 2 W, R, or FTA related to HE hazards 3. Potential Release of Highly Hazardous Chemical: > 3 W,R, or FTA related to hazards of the chemical release 4. All Egregious cases
    29. 29. SVEP High Emphasis Hazards: Fall Hazards Amputation Hazards Combustible Dust Hazards Crystalline Silica Hazards Lead Hazards Excavation/Trenching Hazards Fall Hazards Amputation Hazards Combustible Dust Hazards Crystalline Silica Hazards Lead Hazards Excavation/Trenching Hazards
    30. 30. Settlements Innovative Resolutions Corporate or enterprise wide agreements Outside experts Third party verification Penalty payment plans Extended abatement Dispute resolution Lines of communication - company and local area office Penalty reduction Innovative Resolutions Corporate or enterprise wide agreements Outside experts Third party verification Penalty payment plans Extended abatement Dispute resolution Lines of communication - company and local area office Penalty reduction
    31. 31. Enforcement Initiatives fy 2011
    32. 32. Enforcement Activities NEP to focus on new buttered flavored popcorn flavorings Isocyanates NEP Nursing Home NEP Primary Metals NEP Evaluating the Amputations NEP Possible Cranes and Derricks NEP Developing the compliance directive Developing compliance officer training NEP to focus on new buttered flavored popcorn flavorings Isocyanates NEP Nursing Home NEP Primary Metals NEP Evaluating the Amputations NEP Possible Cranes and Derricks NEP Developing the compliance directive Developing compliance officer training
    33. 33. RecordKeeping Last fall we launched the Record Keeping NEP Looking at under reporting and non reporting Also looking at discouraging workers from reporting Incentive programs Looking at changing the criteria for these inspections RK Task group VPP and Incentive Programs Last fall we launched the Record Keeping NEP Looking at under reporting and non reporting Also looking at discouraging workers from reporting Incentive programs Looking at changing the criteria for these inspections RK Task group VPP and Incentive Programs
    34. 34. OSHA Emphasis - PSM Chemical Plant NEP Just extended the pilot Finding same problems as in the refinery NEP Process hazard analysis Management of change Safety instrumented systems training Chemical Plant NEP Just extended the pilot Finding same problems as in the refinery NEP Process hazard analysis Management of change Safety instrumented systems training
    35. 35. Region V Local Emphasis Programs Planned for FY11 Fall Hazards in Construction Primary Metals (WI & OH) High Rise Building Construction (Chicago) Building Renovation/Rehabilitation (Gut Rehab) Amputation Targeting in GI Powered Industrial Vehicles (Construction & GI) Grain Lead (IL) Silica (IL) Fall Hazards in Construction Primary Metals (WI & OH) High Rise Building Construction (Chicago) Building Renovation/Rehabilitation (Gut Rehab) Amputation Targeting in GI Powered Industrial Vehicles (Construction & GI) Grain Lead (IL) Silica (IL)
    36. 36. Enforcement Activities - Construction Cranes and Derricks Standard published July 28th / effective November 9, 2010 Starting work on construction confined space final standard Revising the Steel Erection Directive Revising the residential fall protection directive Cranes and Derricks Standard published July 28th / effective November 9, 2010 Starting work on construction confined space final standard Revising the Steel Erection Directive Revising the residential fall protection directive
    37. 37. Enforcement Activities - Construction Construction targeting We are looking to see if there are better ways to target. Construction targeting We are looking to see if there are better ways to target.
    38. 38. Local OSHA Issues - Columbus Temporary Worker Safety DVDs (available in Spanish and English) http://www.ohiobwc.com/employer/programs/ safety/shDVD.asp OSHA Safety Day 2011 – Ohio State University – January 20, 2011 Temporary Worker Safety DVDs (available in Spanish and English) http://www.ohiobwc.com/employer/programs/ safety/shDVD.asp OSHA Safety Day 2011 – Ohio State University – January 20, 2011
    39. 39. QUESTIONS, ISSUES, or Concerns ????????????????
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