National Issues Affecting OSHA Presentation to NAGLO August 4, 2009. Herb Gibson Area Director Denver . MISSION. OSH Act of 1970 Assure Safe and Healthful working conditions for every working man and woman…. “New OSHA” . New Leadership Every worker has the right to a safe workplace
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Presentation to NAGLO
August 4, 2009
Area Director Denver
OSH Act of 1970
Assure Safe and Healthful working conditions for every working man and woman…
In 2007, the occupational injuries and deaths were:
4 million total recordable cases in 2007
Over 1 million cases with days away from work
4.2 cases per 100 full-time workers
5,657 fatalities nationwide
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2009
ARRA includes funding for the construction of roads, bridges, and public transportation, along with investments in government facilities and fleets.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finds that the construction industry includes some of the more consistently hazardous worksites.
OSHA is focusing its resources to account for the anticipated increase in construction projects and related activities as a result of ARRA. (i.e., increased training and inspections)ARRA & Construction Activities
- Similar elements to the current EEP program, that is, (1) mandatory follow-ups, (2) enhanced settlement provisions, and (3) federal court enforcement under Sec. 11(b) of the OSH Act.