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OSHA Update. Scott G. Shimandle Compliance Assistance Specialist USDOL/OSHA – Allentown . Presentation Overview. What’s New in OSHA Nationally: Targeting, SHIBs, Standards Update, Alliances and Partnerships Regionally: Fines and VPP sites Locally: New AD, Alliances and Partnerships
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OSHA Update Scott G. Shimandle Compliance Assistance Specialist USDOL/OSHA – Allentown

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Presentation Overview What\'s New in OSHA Nationally: Targeting, SHIBs, Standards Update, Alliances and Partnerships Regionally: Fines and VPP destinations Locally: New AD, Alliances and Partnerships Hot Topics: AED\'s, Avian Flu, Chemical Reactivity Top infringement issued General Industry and Construction Recent Interpretations

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What\'s New Nationally OSHA Announces Targeted Inspection Plan for 2005 A gency focuses around 4,400 high-peril worksites The essential rundown will likewise incorporate locales in light of a "Days Away from Work Injury and Illness" (DAFWII) rate of 9 or higher (at least 9 cases that include days from work per 100 full-time representatives). Businesses not on the essential rundown who reported DART rates of somewhere around 7.0 and 12.0, or DAFWII rates of somewhere around 5.0 and 9.0, will be set on an auxiliary rundown for conceivable assessment. The national episode DART rate in 2003 for private industry was 2.6, while the national occurrence DAFWII rate was 1.5.

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What\'s New Nationally Update on Standards FR issued May 16, 2005 Pre-Rule Stage Occupational Exposure to Beryllium Ionizing Radiation Emergency Response and Preparedness Lead in Construction Confined Spaces in Construction Proposed Rule Stage Electric Power T & D; Electrical Protective Equipment Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica Walking Working Surfaces & Personal Fall Protection Explosives

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What\'s New Nationally Update on Standards (cont\'d) Final Rule Stage Assigned Protection Factors: Amendments to the Final Rule on Respiratory Protection Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment Revision & Update to Subpart S – Electrical Standards Updating OSHA Standards in view of National Consensus Standards Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection Long-Term Actions Hearing Conservation Program for Construction Workers

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What\'s New (proceeded) Nationally Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB\'s) Innovative Workplace Safety Accommodations for Hearing Impaired Workers Hazards of Inadequately Securing Hydraulic Excavator Buckets When Using Quick Coupling Devices Hazard of Potential Sidewalk Grate System Failure Hazards Associated with De-Watering of Pipelines Hazards while Servicing Light Truck, Automobile, and Other Small Tires

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What\'s New (proceeded with) Nationally SHIB\'s (proceeded) - July 22, 2005 OSHA\'s Madison, Wisc., Area Office as of late explored a lethal mishap where an excavator basin was discharged out of the blue from a snappy coupler. Ready managers and representatives of the need to take after producer guidelines with respect to the establishment, utilize, testing, review, and upkeep of fast coupling gadgets; Explain how containers and different connections can be unexpectedly discharged from snappy couplers; and Detail activities to anticipate such unintended discharges.

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What\'s New (proceeded with) SHIB\'s (cont\'d) OSHA\'s Braintree, Massachusetts Area Office explored a lethal mischance where a slip direct loader used to clear snow from walkways dove into a vault when a metal mesh covering the vault fizzled. Ready bosses and representatives who utilize slip direct loaders and other overwhelming hardware to clear snow or flotsam and jetsam from mesh frameworks over pits and vaults that: Employers must figure out if neighborhood building regulations allow substantial apparatus to be worked on walkways and over mesh frameworks and if these mesh frameworks may fall flat under the heaviness of the loaders/apparatus; OSHA measures for Walking-Working Surfaces address floor opening spreads and their backings and require that they meet standard quality and development necessities; and Recommend that all such surface mesh frameworks be reviewed consistently and remind businesses that means must be taken to guarantee that these mesh frameworks have the ability to bolster the heaviness of overwhelming hardware, unless techniques are actualized to viably keep the operation of overwhelming hardware on such meshes.

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What\'s New (proceeded) Nationally Alliances Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI) marked February 20, 2003; reestablished July 21, 2005) Laser Institute of America (marked August 9, 2005) ISSA (marked August 5, 2005) National Demolition Assoc. (NDA) (marked May 26, 2005) American Red Cross (marked May 19, 2005) Independent Lubricant Manuf. Assoc. (ILMA) (marked February 9, 2004)

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What\'s New (proceeded) Nationally Partnerships AMEC Construction Department of the Army Johnson & Johnson Koch Industries National Park Service (NPS) National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association Electrical Transmission and Distribution Construction Contractors and Trade Associations United Auto, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers (UAW)/Ford Motor Company United Auto, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers (UAW)/Visteon Corporation United States Postal Service/American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO/National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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What\'s New (proceeded) Regionally OSHA Fines New Haven Companies Nearly $112,000 For Exposing Workers to Asbestos Hazards CHARLESTON, W.Va. – OSHA has refered to American Electric Power Company, Inc. also, its auxiliary Appalachian Power Company for claimed specialist wellbeing and wellbeing infringement including asbestos at the Phillip Sporn producing plant in New Haven, W.Va. L.F. Driscoll Co. Perceived For Safety Success at University of Pennsylvania Hospital Project First Philadelphia Construction Site in OSHA\'s "VPP" OSHA Honors Morrisville, Pa., Company For Worker Safety and Health Success Wheelabrator Falls Inc., Morrisville, Pa., has earned participation in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Branch of Labor\'s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Locally Jean G. Kulp, named Allentown Area Director Alliances recharged Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI) American Subcontractors Assoc. (ASA) Independent Quality Alliance (IQA) Alliance Environmental Systems (AES Plus) Warehouse/LCTI Partnership Local Emphasis Programs MDI introduction amid truck bed covering What\'s New (proceeded)

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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Avian Flu, Protecting Workers Bloodborne Pathogens Chemical Reactivity Hazards Construction Emergency Preparedness and Response Ergonomics Hazard Communication Indoor Air Quality: OSHA Policy Medical and First Aid Motor Vehicle Safety Personal Protective Equipment Powered Industrial Trucks Recordkeeping Workplace Substance Abuse Workplace Violence Young Workers What\'s New – Hot Topics

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Top infringement issued 1926.451 Scaffolding, Gen. Necessities 1910.1200 Hazard Communication 1926.501 Fall Protection 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy ( LO/TO ) 1910.134 Respiratory Protection

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Top infringement issued 1910.305 Electrical, Wiring Methods, Comp., 1910.212 Machines, General Requirements 1910.178 Powered Industrial Trucks 1910.303 Electrical Systems Design, General 1910.219 Mechanical Power-Transmission

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Recent Interpretations 01/03/2005 - Use of a notice line rather than routine fall security; Part 1926 Subpart M. 02/01/2005 - Use of individual cooling fans recorded for "residential utilize only" in a modern setting. 02/08/2005 - Audiometric benchmark amendments in worker rehire circumstances. 03/28/2005 - Containment and transfer necessities for expendable razors utilized as a part of long haul social insurance offices for individual preparing. 05/13/2005 - Coverage of volunteers; forklift administrator preparing for various offices dictated by closeness of potential working environment perils.

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Recent Interpretations 05/23/2005 - Fall insurance prerequisites when working from stepping stools in the media communications industry. 06/03/2005 - Definition of debased sharps; building controls and great work rehearse controls must be executed; ECP must be assessed every year. 06/27/2005 - Construction industry asbestos standard, 1926.1101, as connected to the destruction of structures containing introduced asbestos. 07/20/2005 - The necessities for washing offices on development jobsites. 07/26/2005 - Walkways inside frameworks, guardrails, and planking. 07/25/2003 - General Duty Clause (5(a)(1)) references on multi-manager worksites; NFPA 70E electrical security prerequisites and individual defensive hardware.

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USDOL/OSHA Allentown Area Office 850 N. fifth Street Allentown, PA 18102-1731 telephone: (610) 776-0592 fax: (610) 776-1913

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