Employers Beware: OSHA Penalties to Increase for First Time Since 1990 | Business Insights | Husch Blackwell

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NOW an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer – Construction

Just a note to let everyone know that we are now an OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer for the 10 and 30 hour Construction Outreach Safety Program.

The OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards. Continue reading

Federal OSHA statistics For FY 2014

NAICS #/ Industry Total Citations Inspections Conducted Total Penalties Issued
Total for All Industries

 $     77,062

24,751  $       129,224,469
Average Citation

 $      1,677

Average Inspection Penalty

 $      5,221

23 / Construction

 $     33,298

13,246

 $         61,519,365
Average Citation

 $      1,848

Average Inspection Penalty

 $      4,644

31,32,33/Total manufacturing

 $     23,460

 $      5,490

 $         39,184,096
Average Citation

 $      1,670

Average Inspection Penalty

 $      7,137

Source: https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/citedstandard.naics?_naics=23&p_esize=&p_state=FEFederal

Update For FY2015

OSHA enforcement officials finished 2014 with a bang – issuing 20 significant penalty proposals in December! These 20 potential fines total $3,318,680.  Individual fines ranged from $103,000 to $283,600.  Source: http://safety-blog.compliancesigns.com/2015/01/december-2014-osha-fines-total-33.html

OSHA FY 2014 TOP 10 LIST (as of 10/25/2014)

  1. 1926.501 – Fall Protection(Construction standard) – 8,241 violations
  2. 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication– 6,156 violations
  3. 1926.451 – Scaffolding (Construction standard) – 5,423 violations
  4. 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection– 3,879 violations
  5. 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods– 3,452 violations
  6. 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT)– 3,340 violations
  7. 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout– 3,254 violations
  8. 1926.1053 – Ladders(Construction standard) – 3,311 violations
  9. 1910.212 – Machine Guarding- 2,701 violations
  10. 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements- 2,745 violations

Source: http://www.ehso.com/css/oshaviolations.php