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SELECTED INDICATORS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION:   A REPORT CARD FOR CALIFORNIANS

High Hazard Enforcement Program

DOSH reports that in 2005, 505 employers underwent a high hazard enforcement inspection, up from 390 employers in 2004.  During these inspections in 2005, 2,223 violations were observed and cited, whereas in 2004, 2,055 violations were observed and cited.

In addition, in 2005, 544 employers underwent an inspection as part of the Agricultural Safety and Health Inspection Project (ASHIP).  Of these, 264 inspections were targeted.  During these inspections, 949 violations were observed and cited.

In addition, in 2005, 2,755 employers underwent an inspection as part of the Construction Safety and Health Inspection Project (CSHIP).  Of these, 868 inspections were targeted. During these inspections, 4,619 violations were observed and cited.

Since 1994, 19,255 employers have undergone a high hazard enforcement inspection, and 45,486 Title 8 violations have been observed and cited.  Of these violations, 36.3 percent were classified as "serious."

The chart below indicates the yearly number of targeted inspections and violations observed and cited during the years 1994 through 2005. It should be noted that effective 2002, the Safety and Health Inspection Projects (SHIPs) are included in the High Hazard Enforcement Program figures.

The same lost and restricted workday methodology is used for both High Hazard Consultation and Enforcement.  Efficacy is measured by comparisons of employer lost and restricted workday data.  Beginning in 2001, the Log 200 was replaced with the Log 300 as the source for lost and restricted workday data.  The use of the LWDI rate was transitioned and replaced with the DART rate.

For further information…

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Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Cal/OSHA website at www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH

or by e-mailing your questions or requests to InfoCons@dir.ca.gov.

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