#235 DOSH Citations

The latest statistics released by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) show a sharp increase in programmed inspections for the first nine months of 2006, compared to the same period the previous year. The increased inspections yielded a rise in alleged violations cited.

The Division conducted 6,655 onsite inspections between January and September of last year, compared to 6,304 in the same period of 2005. Both accident and complaint related inspections were down in 2006 (1,863 and 1,760, respectively, versus 1,887 and 1,948 in 2005). But programmed (surprise) inspections were up, at 2,250, versus 1,667 in 2005. DOSH cited employers for 14,619 alleged violations, versus 12,171 previously. Alleged serious violations were up, at 3,497 from 2,996.

The rate of serious violations decreased slightly, at 24 % versus 25 % from January to September 2005.

 

DOSH On-Site Inspections and Violations Cited, Major Industrial Groups

January – September, 2006
  Onsite

Inspections

Accident

Related

Complaint

Related

Programmed

Inspections

Total Alleged

Violations

Alleged

Serious

% Alleged

Serious

Construction 2,436 603 410 986 4,022 1,109 28