Division of Labor and Industry


MOSH Instruction 12-6 - Local Emphasis Program (LEP) Maryland High Hazard Industries

Subject: MOSH Instruction 12-6 - Local Emphasis Program (LEP) Maryland High Hazard Industries
Effective Date: October 1, 2012
Issuance Date: October 1, 2012
Cancellation: MOSH Instruction 11-11
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: This Instruction applies MOSH-wide.


Contact: Chief of MOSH Compliance Services
See MOSH Website for Current Information
By and Under the Authority of: Eric M. Uttenreither, Assistant Commissioner
  1. Purpose. This Instruction establishes a LEP for High Hazard Industries in general industry.
  2. Scope. This Instruction applies to all Regional Offices & Outreach
  3. References. None
  4. Expiration. This Instruction expires on September 30, 2013.
  5. 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
  6. 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 8.b and assign in cycles concurrently with the active Site Specific Targeting (SST) system in place. See current MOSH Instructions for the current SST. These inspections will be scheduled in accordance with MOSH's FOM Chapter 2.
  7. 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 seven 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 2010 as well as MOSH fatal reports from 2004 to 2012.
  8. 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.
    2. List of Identified High Hazard Industries by NAICS Codes:
Food Manufacturing 311000
Soft Drink & Ice Manufacturing 312111
Apparel Manufacturing 315000
Wood Product Manufacturing 321000
Cement & Concrete Product Manufacturing 327300
Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing 332300
Machinery Manufacturing 333000
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
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 485000
Couriers & Messengers 492000
Waste Management and Remediation Services 562000
Repair and Maintenance 811000
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  1. 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
Jonathan Krasnoff, Assistant Attorney General
Office of Administrative Hearings

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