United States Department of Labor. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Richard T. Gilgrist, CIH Area Director Cincinnati Area OSHA Office. OSHA’s Role.
OSHA is focusing on three strategies:
(1) strong, fair and effective enforcement;
(2) outreach, education and compliance assistance; and
(3) partnerships and cooperative programs.
A Joint Initiative of OSHA, Abbott, and
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Safety and Health
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Adapted from “Managing Safety: Techniques that Work for the Safety Pro”, Dupont
(set up conditions, behavior)
Incident or Near Miss
- Perception surveys
-Prevention & control
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Unseen costs can sink the ship!
“Just the tip of the iceberg”
Indirect - Uninsured, hidden Costs - Out of pocket
1. Time lost from work by injured employee.
2. Lost time by fellow employees.
3. Loss of efficiency due to break-up of crew.
4. Lost time by supervisor.
5. Training costs for new/replacement workers.
6. Damage to tools and equipment.
7. Time damaged equipment is out of service.
8. Loss of production for remainder of the day.
9. Damage from accident: fire, water, chemical, explosives, etc.
10. Failure to fill orders/meet deadlines.
11. Overhead costs while work was disrupted.
12. Other miscellaneous costs (over 100 other items may
13. Others? ________________________________
Unknown Costs -
1. Human Tragedy
FINANCE / ACCOUNTING
MARKETING / RISK COMMUNICATION
MANAGEMENT / ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
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FY 2000 36,350
FY 2001 35,974
FY 2002 37,614
FY 2003 39,798
FY 2004 39,167
FY 2005 38,735
Data shows a 6.4 percent reduction in the rate of workplace injuries and illnesses nationwide from 2002 to 2003.
Since 2001, the rate of Hispanic worker deaths has decreased after seeing continuing increases in earlier years.
Workplace fatalities remain at historically low levels. The last three years have been the lowest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began collecting this data.
Powered Industrial Trucks
Electrical, Wiring Methods
Electrical, Systems Design
Powered Transmission Apparatus
Personal Protective Equipment
Abrasive Wheel MachineryFY 2005Top 10 Most Cited Standards(General Industry Only)
Fall Protection Training
Construction (General S&H Provisions)
Mobile Ladder Stands & Scaffolding
Excavation, Protective SystemsFY 2005Top 10 Most Cited Standards(Construction Only)
For further information on the Challenge Program contact:
Dale Henderson, Compliance Assistance
Cincinnati Area OSHA Office
OSHA's national helpline (800-321-OSHA) with Spanish-speaking operators, and Hispanic/English-as-Second-Language coordinators in each of OSHA's ten regions to assist Hispanic workers with outreach, education and training. In addition, each of the Area Offices within the Chicago Region will have an Hispanic/Latino coordinator. In many of our area offices, we have Spanish speaking employees and we have ready access to translators of many other languages, also.
Voluntary Protection Programs • 1,400 VPP (Federal and State) sites, covering 670,000 employees and contractorsAlliance Program • 392 Alliances, including 14 new national Alliances in FY 2005Strategic Partnership Program • Currently, there are 188 active partnerships, covering more than 4,700 employers and more than 544,000 employees • 54 percent of these health and safety partnerships include union participation
Consultation Program • More than 32,000 visits in FY 2005Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) • 843 sites
(includes 521 Federal and 322 State Plan participants)
Since 1/98, there have been 16 incidents investigated by OSHA in which workers were struck by excavator buckets that fell from their quick coupling devices; 9 of these resulted in fatalities.
Note: Related bucket accidents investigated by Madison, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Columbus Area Offices
Purpose of SHIB:
Alert employers and employees that excavator attachments may inadvertentlyrelease from quick coupling devices if improperly used.
1. Quick coupler not fully engaged & locked.
2. Wrong size, or worn bucket pin.
3. Worn, or missing, quick coupler springs.
4. Quick couplers not properlymaintained.
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Fall Protection Training