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DLLR's Division of Labor and Industry

 

Annual Performance Plan for Enforcement 2013 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

 

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Performance Plan (One Year)

Part I Program Activity Projections

23(g) State Plan Projected Program Activity

 
23(g) Compliance and Consultation
23(g) Compliance & Consultation Actual FY 2011 Estimated FY 2012 Projected FY 2013
Safety Health Safety Health Safety Health
Private Sector Inspections - Non-Construction 223 146 204 137 264 181
Private Sector Inspections - Construction 823 19 946 17 1000 18
Public Sector Inspections - Total 49 42 41 41 41 41
Total Inspections 1095 207 1191 195 1305 240
Public Sector Consultation Visits 4 26 3 22 3 25
Private Sector Consultation Visits - 23(g) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Consultation Visits 4 26 3 22 3 25
 

Note: FY2013 will again experience service reduction days (paid furloughs) and while our projections have increased due to reaping the anticipated increased production as a result of several years' investment into attrition planning and training. We will expect further increases in future years without furloughs or service reduction days.

 
23(g) Compliance Assistance
23(g) Compliance Assistance Actual FY 2011 Estimated FY 2012 Projected FY 2013
New Total New Total New Total
VPP Participants - General Industry  1 14  16  16 
VPP Participants - Construction n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
VPP Participants - Public Sector n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Participants in Cooperative Programs with Enforcement Incentives (i.e., Strategic Partnerships) 3 56 2 58 3 61
Participants in Cooperative Programs without Enforcement Incentives (i.e., Alliances) 0 1 0 1 0 1
SHARP Participants - 23(g) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outreach Participants   5424   5946   6000
 

Note:

  • New participants are those that become active during the fiscal year. The total number of participants is the number that is active at the end of the fiscal year, and includes all new sites from that year.
  • Cooperative Programs with Enforcement Incentives: Programs similar to OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program that provide enforcement incentives to approved participants, such as inspection exemption or deferral, or reduced penalties.
  • Cooperative Programs without Enforcement Incentives: Programs similar to OSHA's Alliance Program that involve joint cooperative efforts by employers, other groups and the State but do not provide enforcement incentives.
  • Outreach Participants: Projected total number of trainees/participants in formal training, workshops, seminars, speeches, conferences, informal worksite training, etc. during the year. Note: With a changing economy and workplace demographics this goal is one that has been recently difficult to obtain with traditional methods. With no increase in funding or personnel, and with the economy still recovering we have decided to maintain this goal at 6,000 participants over the next 5 years.
 

Part II: Performance Goals

 

Strategic Goal 1 -Improve workplace safety and health through compliance assistance and enforcement of occupational safety and health regulations.

Performance Goal 1.1

Total Reduction in the Fatality Rate by 1% (5% by end of FFY 2017)

Strategy

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

     23(g) Consultation

Conduct scheduled inspections and interventions in targeted high hazard industries utilizing MOSH’s current SST, NEP’s and LEP’s.

Focus marketing efforts and visits toward targeted high hazard industries utilizing MOSH’s current SST, NEP’s and LEP’s to work in conjunction with Enforcement and Compliance Assistance activities. 

Performance Indicators

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Perform inspection and intervention activity in the following areas:

Industry ‘09-‘11 average 2013 projected
 
a. Construction (SIC 1500-1799) 1,124 1,177
 
b. Trade, Transportation, Utilities (SIC 4000-5199) 123 359
 
c. Manufacturing (SIC 2000-3999) 139 269
 
d. Public Sector 74 82

 
Note: For FY 2013: Total high hazard activity in 2013 will be divided into 60% construction, 20% trade, transportation, utilities, 15% manufacturing, and 5% public sector with projected increases in the upcoming years.  The 60/20/15/5 ratio based on fatal and injury statistics industries.

Conduct the following number of visits:

Industry

a. Public Sector…………………………………………... 28

Data Source

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

IMIS (Numerator) and the Maryland DLLR , Office of Workforce Information and Performance (Denominator)

Same as above

Baseline

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Fatality rate reduction from 2008-2010 CY Baseline average of 1.06 per 100,000 employees

Same as above

Comments

The Chief of Compliance for MOSH will pull IMIS reports on a quarterly basis or more to track progress towards the Performance Indicators.

 

Performance Goal 1.2

Maintain Injury and Illness DART rate at 2.0 in FY2013. (average DART rate from CY 2008-2010)

Strategy

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Conduct scheduled inspections and interventions in targeted high hazard industries utilizing MOSH’s current SST, NEP’s and LEP’s.

Focus marketing efforts and visits toward targeted high hazard industries utilizing MOSH’s current SST, NEP’s and LEP’s to work in conjunction with Enforcement and Compliance Assistance activities. 

Performance Indicators

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Increase inspection and intervention activity by 5%1 in the following areas from FFY 2006:

Industry ‘09-‘11 average 2013 projected
 
a. Construction (SIC 1500-1799) 1,134 1,177
 
b. Trade, Transportation, Utilities (4000-5199) 123 359
 
c. Manufacturing (SIC 2000-3999) 139 269
 
d. Public Sector 74  82

1For FY 2013: Total high hazard activity in 2013 will be divided into 60% construction, 20% trade, transportation, utilities 15% manufacturing, and  5% public sector with a 5% increase in each category.  The 60/20/15/5 ratio based on fatal and injury statistics industries.

Conduct the following number of visits:

Industry

a. Public Sector…………………………………………... 28

Indicator

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Maintain Days Away, Restricted/Transferred (DART) Injury and Illness rate at the CY2008-2010 average of 2.0

Same as above

Data Source

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Same as above

Baseline

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Maintain Days Away, Restricted/Transferred (DART) Injury and Illness rate at the CY 2008-2010 average of 2.0

Same as above

Comments

The Chief of Compliance for MOSH will pull IMIS reports on a quarterly basis or more to track progress towards the Performance Indicators.

 

Strategic Goal 2 - Promote a safety and health culture through Cooperative Programs, Compliance Assistance, On-site Consultation Programs, Outreach, Training and Education, and Information Services

Performance Goal 2.1

Increase Recognition Programs from 22 to 23 (5 new Recognition programs by end of FFY 2017)

Strategy

 Increase Recognition programs in targeted high hazard industries utilizing MOSH’s current SST, NEP’s and LEP’s.

Performance Indicator

Increase Recognition Programs by one new company in 2013

Data Source

IMIS, Report from Consultation Unit and VVP Unit

Baseline

Total of 22 Recognition Programs at the beginning of the 5 year Strategic Plan

Comments

 
 

Performance Goal 2.2

Increase Cooperative Partnerships from 63 to 66 (this is the total number of signed cooperative partnerships not the total number of active cooperative partnerships) (add 15 new cooperative partnerships by the end of FY 2017)

Strategy

Enforcement/

Compliance

 Assistance

23(g) Consultation

 Increase Cooperative partnerships in targeted high hazard industries utilizing MOSH’s current SST, NEP’s and LEP’s.

Consultation will work in conjunction with the Cooperative partnerships to share resources and further educate the companies and organizations working with MOSH

Performance Indicator

Increase MOSH Cooperative Partnerships by 3 new partnerships in 2013

Data Source

IMIS, Report from Partnership and Alliance Unit

Baseline

Total History of 61 Cooperative Partnerships at the beginning of the 5 year Strategic Plan

Comments

 
 

Performance Goal 2.3

Maintain attendance in MOSH outreach and training programs annually at 6,000 participants

Strategy

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Enforcement and compliance assistance will work together to disseminate information, conduct training and outreach activities, and share resources to increase the number of participants in our outreach and training activities in the areas covered by MOSH LEP’s, current SST, and Federal NEP’s.

Consultation will continue to disseminate information and participate in our training and outreach activities.

Performance Indicator

Maintain the total number of trainees/participants anticipated to be effected by outreach activities in the areas covered by MOSH LEP’s, current SST, and Federal NEP’s including formal training, workshops, seminars, speeches, conferences, and informal worksite training at 6,000.

Data Source

Report from Training & Education Unit

FFY11 total number of participants in outreach and training programs was at 5,465

Comments

With a changing economy and workplace demographics this goal is one that has been recently difficult to obtain.  With no increase in funding we have still decided to continue with a high goal in this category. We will spur efforts into new technology and new ideas to reach and affect as many employers and employees as possible in high hazard industries to reduce injuries and illness' in our State.

 

Strategic Goal 3 - Secure public confidence through excellence in the development and delivery of MOSH programs and services.

Performance Goal 3.1

Percent of fatality and catastrophe inspections initiated within one working day of notification maintained at least 95% (FFY 2011 is 100%)

Strategy

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Primarily addressed by the MOSH enforcement unit, this goal will be maintained by continuing our effective communication within and outside of MOSH.  

No Action

Performance Indicator

Percentage of fatal case investigations initiated within one working day of notification

Data Source

IMIS

Baseline

FFY 2011 percentage of fatal case investigations initiated within one working day of notification was 100%

Comments

 
 

Performance Goal 3.2

Serious complaint inspections are initiated within an average of five days of notification.

Strategy

Enforcement/

Compliance

Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Continue with new internal procedure expediting initiation of complaint investigations.  Our Operations Unit, who receives the initial complaint, evaluates, processes, and assigns serious complaint investigations to the appropriate region within 2 days.  The Region will ensure an investigation is initiated within the remaining 3 days.

No Action.

Performance Indicator

The number of serious complaint inspections initiated within an average of five days of notification

Data Source

IMIS

Baseline

FFY 2011 average percentage of serious complaint investigations initiated within five working days of notification was 99%

Comments

 
 

Performance Goal 3.3

Percent of discrimination complaint investigations completed within 90 days is at least 90%

Strategy

Enforcement/

Compliance Assistance

23(g) Consultation

Our Discrimination unit will endeavor to complete discrimination complaint investigations within the 90 day time frame.

None

Baseline

In 2011 34% of discrimination cases were completed within 90 days

Indicator

Percent of discrimination complaint investigations completed within 90 days.

Data Source

Whistleblower web based application

Comments

Case load and complexity are fluctuating factors in completing cases within 90 days.

 

Performance Goal 3.4

Percent of polled responses from MOSH website users indicating a positive overall experience established at 90% by 2017

Strategy

Enforcement/

Compliance Assistance

23(g) Consultation

This is a continuing Performance Goal carried over from the previous 5 year Strategic Plan, whereas, 90% of website users indicate a positive overall experience when polled at the end of the 5 year Strategic Plan. Our newest website is more user friendly, as each unit has its own tab where information is provided.  MOSH now has better content management and can update the website on a timelier basis. MOSH is still working toward the goal of having a poll online for users to fill out.  In the next five years the agency will work with a web architect and professionals to update the redesign and continue to improve user friendliness.

Consultation will share in the technical development of the website and continue to maintain their Federal OSHA requirements, current information, and forms.

Baseline

A printed copy of original website at beginning of 5 Year Strategic Plan is kept on file and available upon request.

Indicator

Website

Data Source

On-line review of website

Comments