Division of Labor and Industry


MOSH Instruction 07-05 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

To: All MOSH Personnel
From: Roger Campbell, Assistant Commissioner
Subject: Local Emphasis Program (LEP) Maryland High Hazard Industries
References: MOSH Instruction 07-1 (SST-07)
Purpose: This Instruction establishes a Local Emphasis Program for High Hazard Industries in Maryland
Scope: MOSH-wide
Cancellations: None
Effective Date: October 1, 2007
Expiration Date: One year from the effective date, unless replaced earlier by a new Instruction

By and Under the Authority of

Roger Campbell
Assistant Commissioner

I. Purpose
II. Scope
III. References
IV. Expiration
V. Action Information
A. Responsible Office
B. Action Office
C. Information Offices
VI. Action
VII. Background
VIII. Procedures
A. Inspection register
B. Site selection
C. Complaints and referrals
IX. Recording in IMIS

High Hazard Industries LEP

I. Purpose. This Instruction establishes an LEP for High Hazard Industries in general industry.

II. Scope. This Instruction applies to all Regional Offices.

III. References. MOSH Instruction 08-1 (SST-07)

IV. Expiration. This Instruction expires on September 30, 2008.

V. Action Information.

A. Responsible Office: Office of the Assistant Commissioner
B. Action Office: All Regional Offices
C. Information Office: Office of the Assistant Commissioner

VI. Action. Action. MOSH compliance personnel shall ensure that the procedures contained in this directive are followed when conducting this LEP. The Chief of Compliance will randomize establishments of the same NAICS/SIC identified through the High Hazard Industries listed in Section VIII.B and assign in cycles concurrently with SST-07 Secondary List (see MOSH Instruction 08-1). These inspections will be scheduled in accordance with MOSH's FOM Chapter 2.

VII. Background. General Industry injuries and illnesses are tracked by several different methods. By analyzing the results of injury and illness data, employment data, and fatalities over a three year period to determine ascending or descending trends results in a list of High Hazard Industries that indicates where MOSH needs to focus its resources. This data is based on Bureau of Labor and Statistics databases from 2003 to 2005 as well as MOSH fatal reports from 2003 to 2005.

VIII. Procedures. This LEP will be conducted throughout the State.

A. The Chief of Compliance will create a randomized establishment inspection list by extracting the industries listed in Paragraph B of this section from an establishment database of Maryland employers.

B. List of Identified High Hazard Industries

Animal Slaughtering & Processing 2010
Bread & Bakery Product Manufacturing 2050
Soft Drink and Ice Manufacturing 2086
Textile Mills 2200
Wood Product Manufacturing 2400
Paper Manufacturing 2600

Abrasive, Asbestos, & Miscellaneous Non-Metallic Mineral Products 3290
Concrete, Gypsum, and Plaster Products 3270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3400
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3674
Household Furniture 2510
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 5031
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods 5100
Air Transportation 4510
Couriers and Messengers 4215
Waste Management and Remediation Services 4950

C. Any unprogrammed inspection or investigation such as a complaint, referral, fatality, etc., will be expanded to a comprehensive safety or health inspection for any establishment that is already included in a current inspection cycle.

D. A large number of High Hazard Industries are reported via referrals and complaints, both of a formal and a non formal nature. Formal complaints of High Hazard Industries sites will continue to be scheduled before programmed inspections. Non formal complaints and referrals which would normally be handled by letters will be handled in accordance with paragraph VIII.C. above. Inspection history and the scope of the inspection will be handled in the same manner.

IX. Recording in IMIS. The IMIS identifier code to be used in item 25c on the OSHA-1 will be "HIGHHAZD".

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