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.
- Responsible Office: Office of the Assistant Commissioner
- Action Office: All Regional Offices & Outreach
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Lumber & Other Construction Materials Wholesalers - 423300
Grocery & Related Product Wholesalers - 424400
Beer, Wine, & Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Wholesalers -
Building Material & Supplies Dealers - 444100
Air Transportation - 481000
Couriers & Messengers - 492000
- 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.
- 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
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