Did You Know... - 04/09/2018

Safety E-QuickTips

U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.

Monday, April 9, 2018

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Safety E-QuickTips is a weekly email designed to help Employers and Employees start their week with a short thought about safety in the workplace.

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Did You Know...

Today I’d like to talk about OSHA.Now I know for many of you OSHA may be the last thing you want to hear about, but I believe the information I’m about to share will not only be interesting, it also might provide you a better understanding of the agency.

So here goes.

Did You Know:

  • Between Federal OSHA and their state counterparts there are approximately 2,100 inspectors.These inspectors are responsible for inspecting more than 8 million worksites and 130 million workers.That works out to about one compliance officer for every 59,000 workers and 3,809 worksites.
  • In 2017 OSHA’s budget was $551,736,000 and they have requested $543,257,000.They are not self-funded.
  • In 2017 there were 32,396 Federal OSHA inspections.
  • In 2017 there were 43,551 State Plan inspections.
  • Since 1970 worker deaths in America are down on average from 38 workers per day to 14 a day in 2016.
  • Since 1972 worker injuries and illnesses are down from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers to 2.9 incidents per 100 workers in 2016.

And last, but not least, here are the top 10 most frequently cited standards by federal OSHA fiscal year 2017:

  1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
  2. Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
  5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
  6. Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
  7. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
  8. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212)
  9. Fall Protection–Training Requirements (29 CFR 1926.503)
  10. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)

That’s it for this week.Hope you found the information interesting, maybe even a little helpful.Regarding the list of the top 10 cited standards - those are ones you might pay special attention to at your workplace just in case of an OSHA inspection.

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Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
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If you have just received your first Safety E-QuickTip or just want to take a look at past issues, check out our Safety E-QuickTips Archive Page on our website.

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Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

Contact Information

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U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-475-5353
Fax: 1-888-925-5353
Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Receive Safety E-Quick Tips First Thing Monday Morning 4:30 EST

Quick Links...
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Customized Online Safety Programs
Online 1 Hour Safety Training
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