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Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Shaun Jameson & Ryan Delgado. About OSHA. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 lead congress to create OSHA on April 28, 1971 It is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor

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about osha
About OSHA
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 lead congress to create OSHA on April 28, 1971
  • It is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mission: to assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women
  • Set and enforce standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
effect on workplace
Effect on Workplace
  • Encourages employers to reduce workplace hazards
  • Provide research in solving occupational safety and health problems
  • Encourages employers to keep records and reporting requirements
  • Provide for development, analysis, evaluation, and approval of sate occupational safety and health programs
osha violations
OSHA Violations
  • Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
  • Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
  • Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
  • Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
  • Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
  • Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
  • Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
  • Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
  • Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)
  • Machine guarding (machines, general requirements, general industry) (29 CFR 1910.212)
osha coverage
OSHA Coverage
  • Small agency
  • State partners approximatley 2,200 inspectors
  • Inspectors responsible for 130 million worker within 8 million worksites around nation
  • 10 regional offices
  • 90 local area offices
osha inspections
OSHA Inspections
  • 2011 Total Federal inspections 40,648
  • 2011 Total State Plan inspections: 52,056
osha jurisdiction
OSHA Jurisdiction
  • Covers private sector employers
  • Excludes self-employed, family farm workers, and government workers (except in state plan states)
  • Approves and monitors 27 State Plan states which cover private and public sector employees
  • Assists Federal Agency Programs
osha inspections1
OSHA Inspections
  • Conducted without advance notice
  • On-site inspections
  • Phone/ Fax investigations
  • Highly-trained compliance officers
inspection priorities
Inspection Priorities
  • Imminent danger situations
  • Fatalities and catastrophes
  • Complaints
  • Referrals
  • Targeted inspections
  • Follow-ups
  • Planned or programmed investigations
fatalities
Fatalities
  • 4,690 workers were killed on the job in 2010
  • 90 a week or 13 deaths every day
  • Construction’s “Fatal Four” (774 or 18.7% deaths in construction in 2010)
  • Falls: 264 deaths (34%)
  • Electrocutions: 76 (10%)
  • Struck by Object: 64 (8%)
  • Caught-in/between: 33 (4%)
osha budget
OSHA Budget
  • 2011: $573,096,000
  • 2012: $583,386,000