Division of Labor and Industry


MOSH Instruction 10-9 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Instructions

Subject: Local Emphasis Program (LEP) Maryland High Hazard Industries
Effective Date: October 1, 2010
Issuance Date:  
Cancellation: MOSH Instruction 09-5
Expiration Date: One year from the effective date, unless replaced earlier by a new Instruction.
Purpose: This Instruction establishes a Local Emphasis Program for High Hazard Industries in Maryland.
Scope: MOSH-wide
References: MOSH Instruction 10-08 (SST-10)
Contact: Chief of MOSH Compliance Services
10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD. 21031
By and Under the Authority of: Eric Uttenreither, Assistant Commissioner

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

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

III. References. MOSH Instruction 10-08 (SST-10).

IV. Expiration. This Instruction expires on September 30, 2011.

V. Action Information.

  1. Responsible Office: Office of the Assistant Commissioner
  2. Action Office: All Regional Offices & Outreach
  3. Information Office: Office of the Assistant Commissioner

VI. Action. MOSH compliance personnel shall ensure that the procedures contained in this directive are followed when conducting this LEP. The Chief of Compliance or designee 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-10 Secondary List (see MOSH Instruction 10-08). 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 2004 to 2008 as well as MOSH fatal reports from 2004 to 2008.

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

  1. The Chief of Compliance, or designee, 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 with 11 or more employees.
  2. List of Identified High Hazard Industries by NAICS Codes:

    Food Manufacturing - 311000
    Soft Drink & Ice Manufacturing - 312110
    Wood Product Manufacturing - 321000
    Non-metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing - 327000
    Fabricated Metal Manufacturing - 332000
    Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Wholesalers - 423100
    Lumber & Other Construction Materials Wholesalers - 423300
    Grocery & Related Product Wholesalers - 424400
    Beer, Wine, & Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Wholesalers - 424800
    Building Material & Supplies Dealers - 444100
    Air Transportation - 481000
    Couriers & Messengers - 492000
  3. 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 within the high hazard list without regard to scheduling order.
  4. This list will also serve as a state specific High Hazard list for Consultation coding and targeting efforts for VPP, CCP, SHARP, Alliances, and Training and Education activities.

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

cc: J. Ronald DeJuliis, Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Craig D. Lowry, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Jonathan Krasnoff, Assistant Attorney General
Office of Administrative Hearings

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