VOSH Focused Its Inspections on Construction Sites and Landscapers Last Week

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Each week, www.oshalawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was a moderately light week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention on construction worksites in Richmond and the Tidewater
area, and also conducted several inspections of landscapers and nursing home facilities.
During the week beginning Friday, November 7 and ending Thursday, November 13, 2014,
the Department of Labor reported twenty-three (23) OSHA inspections taking place in
the Commonwealth of Virginia, with zero (0) inspections originating from the Norfolk
office, and twenty-three (23) originating in other offices. 15 of the 23 reported
inspections related to construction, in both the residential and commercial settings.
The general industry workplaces inspected included the following types of worksites:

janitorial services
landscapers
nursing home facilities
rolled steel shape manufacturing
tree trimming service

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 23

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 3
Programmed/Planned: 17
Referral Based: 0
Follow-up: 0
Other: 3

Municipality:

Arlington- 2; Charlottesville- 1; Chesapeake- 1; Colonial Heights- 1; Goochland- 2; Hampton- 1;
Hardy- 1; Henrico- 4; Norfolk- 2; Richmond- 2; Suffolk- 1; Troutdale- 1; Virginia Beach- 4

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 19
Comprehensive/Complete: 2
Other: 2

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 15
General Industry: 8

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website. If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginnizng of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, October 31- Thursday, November 6, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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VOSH Conducted 23 Inspections at Construction Sites Last Week

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Construction Worksite with equipment and concrete columns

Each week, www.oshalawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was a fairly busy week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention on construction worksites in the Tidewater area
of Virginia. During the week beginning Friday, October 31 and ending Thursday,
November 6, 2014, the Department of Labor reported thirty-five (35) OSHA inspections
taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with three (3) inspections originating
from the Norfolk office, and thirty-two (32) originating in other offices. 23 of the 35
reported inspections related to construction, in both the residential and commercial settings.
The general industry workplaces inspected included the following types of worksites:

temporary staffing agency
construction contractor
millwork facility
trucking company
warehousing facility
tree service
moving service
building lessor
plastics manufacturer
roofing contractor
collision center
plumbing wholesaler

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 35

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 6
Programmed/Planned: 25
Referral Based: 2
Follow-up: 0
Other: 2

Municipality: Alexandria- 1; Ashland- 2; Bridgewater-l; Chantilly- 1; Chesapeake-2;
Colonial Heights- 4; Doswell- 1; Dublin- l; Martinsville -l; Newport News- 1;
Norfolk- 3; Richmond- 2; Roanoke- 3; Salem -1; Staunton- 1;
Sterling- 1; Suffolk- 2; Virginia Beach -7

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 23
Comprehensive/Complete: 7
Other: 5

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 23
General Industry: 12

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website. If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginnizng of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, October 10- Thursday, October 16, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, October 3- Thursday, October 9, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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VOSH Conducted 26 Inspections Last Week, Including Several General Industry Worksites

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Each week, https://oshalawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was a fairly light week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention on general industry worksites
throughout Virginia, including inpsections at a bank, two restaurants, and several
general manufacturing sites, including pallet, concrete, and wood product manufacturers.
During the week beginning Friday, October 10 and ending Thursday, October 16, 2014,
the Department of Labor reported 26 OSHA inspections taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia,
with one (1) inspection originating from the Norfolk office, and 25 originating in
other offices. Only 7 of the 26 reported inspections related to construction, in both
the residential and commercial settings. The general industry workplaces inspected included
the following types of worksites:

auto body repair; bank; car dealers (2 sites); concrete manufacturing; government agency;
landscaping; paper/wood product manufacturing (2 sites); pallet manufacturing;
restaurant (2 sites); temporary staffing agency; and trucking.

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 26

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 5
Programmed/Planned: 17
Referral Based: 2
Follow-up: 2
Other: 0

Municipality:

Bedford- 1; Bristol- 1; Buena Vista- 1; Charles City- 1; Charlottesville- 3;
Chesapeake- 1; Chester- 1; Emporia- 1; Hillsville- 1; Henrico- 4; Norfolk- 3; Portsmouth- 2;
Richmond- 1; Springfield- 1; Stephens City- 2; Suffolk- 1; Virginia Beach- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 15
Comprehensive/Complete: 10
Other: 1

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 7
General Industry: 19

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website.

If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginnizng of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, October 3- Thursday, October 9, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 26- Thursday, October 2, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; October 3- October 9, 2014

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Each week, www.oshalawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was a fairly light week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention on inspections at construction sites in the Richmond and
Northern Virginia areas, but also inspected a variety of general industry workplaces,
including a medical facility, clothing store, and several printing shops. During the week beginning
Friday, October 3 and ending Thursday, October 9, 2014, the Department of Labor
reported 28 OSHA inspections taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with
two (2) inspections originating from the Norfolk office, and 26 originating in
other offices. 13 of the 28 reported inspections related to construction, in both
the residential and commercial settings. The general industry workplaces inspected included
the following:

Car washes; Dentist offices; Framing contractors; Financial institutions;
Government buildings; Machine shops; Marine cargo handling; Medical facilities;
Printing shops; Temporary labor agencies; Women’s clothing stores

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 28

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 8
Programmed/Planned: 16
Referral Based: 1
Follow-up: 3
Other: 0

Municipality:

Alexandria- 1; Breaks- 1; Chesapeake- 3; Evington- 2; Falls Church- 1; Harrisonburg- 1;
Henrico- 3; Lynchburg- 1; Manassas- 2; Martinsville- 1; Mechanicsville- 2; Norfolk- 1;
North Tazewell- 1; Pulaski- 1; Regency- 1; Richmond- 2; Roanoke- 1; Virginia Beach- 3

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 22
Comprehensive/Complete: 2
Other: 4

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 13
General Industry: 15

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website. If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginnizng of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 26- Thursday, October 2, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 19- Thursday, September 25, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 12- Thursday, September 18, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 26- Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Two construction workers pouring concrete

Each week, www.oshalawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was another busy week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia; indeed, VOSH has conducted over 100 inspections during the last two weeks.
This week, VOSH focused its attention on inspections at construction sites in the Richmond area
and continued its focus on automotive-related worksites, including car dealerships
and even a few car washes. During the week beginning Friday, September 26 and ending
Thursday, October 2, 2014, the Department of Labor reported 53 OSHA inspections taking
place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with zero (0) inspections originating from the
Norfolk office, and 53 originating in other offices. 35 of the 53 reported inspections
related to construction, in both the residential and commercial settings.

OSHA (or its state equivalent; in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 53

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 6
Programmed/Planned: 37
Referral Based: 2
Follow-up: 3
Other: 5

Municipality:

Abingdon- 1; Alexandria- 1; Burke- 1; Chesapeake- 1; Carson- 1;
Clifton Forge- 1; Charlottesville- 1; Crozet- 1; Danville- 1; Gloucester- 3;
Hampton- 5; Harrisonburg- 1; Lynchburg- 1; Martinsville- 1; Max Meadows- 1;
Mt. Crawford- 1; Newport News- 4; Newsoms- 1; Pennington Gap- 3; Petersburg- 1;
Portsmouth- 1; Richmond- 11; Salem- 1; Staunton- 1; Virginia Beach- 5;
West Point- 1; Wytheville- 1; Yorktown- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 34
Comprehensive/Complete: 15
Other: 4

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 35
General Industry: 18

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website. If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginning of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 19- Thursday September 25, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 12- Thursday September 18, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 5- Thursday September 11, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 19- Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Worker at dusk

Each week, www.oshalawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was a very busy week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia; indeed, it was one of VOSH’s most active weeks of 2014. VOSH focused its attention
on inspections at construction sites in the Tidewater and appears to have begun an emphasis
on higher education worksites, having inspected two such facilities last week. Its
emphasis on general manufacturing sites continued, with such inspections taking place
throughout the state. During the week beginning Friday, September 19 and ending
Thursday, September 25, 2014, the Department of Labor reported 48 OSHA inspections taking
place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with zero (0) inspections originating from the
Norfolk office, and 48 originating in other offices. 24 of the 48 reported inspections
related to construction, in both the residential and commercial settings.

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 48

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 3
Programmed/Planned: 40
Referral Based: 1
Follow-up: 3
Other: 1

Municipality: Ashland- 1; Blacksburg- 1; Carson- 1; Chatham- 1; Chesapeake- 6; Danville- 1;
Falls Mills- 1; Glen Allen- 1; Gordonsville- 1; Grundy- 1; Hampton- 1; Henrico- 1; Manassas- 1;
Middletown- 1; Lovingston- 1; Mechanicsville- 3; New Market- 1; Newport News- 1;
Norfolk- 1; Richmond- 6; Richlands- 1; Roanoke- 3; Suffolk- 1; Virginia Beach- 10; Weyers Cave- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 30
Comprehensive/Complete: 17
Other: 1

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 24
General Industry: 24

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website. If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginnizng of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 12- Thursday September 18, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 5- Thursday September 11, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 29- Thursday, September 4, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 12-Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Each week, www.oshalawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was a fairly busy week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention on inspections at general industry worksites
including woodworking facilities. During the week beginning Friday, September 12 and ending
Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Department of Labor reported 25 OSHA inspections taking
place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with one (1) inspection originating from the
Norfolk office, and 24 originating in other offices. Only 6 of the 25 reported inspections
related to construction, in both the residential and commercial settings.

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 25

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 6
Programmed/Planned: 16
Referral Based: 1
Follow-up: 1
Other: 1

Municipality: Bluefield- 1; Chase City- 1; Hampton- 1; Lynchburg- 3; Madison-1;
Newport News- 4; Norfolk- 3; Petersburg- 1; Roanoke- 3; Richmond- 1; Staunton- 1;
Virginia Beach- 4; Yorktown- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 15
Comprehensive/Complete: 8
Other: 2

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 6
General Industry: 19

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website. If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginnizng of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 5- Thursday September 11, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 29- Thursday, September 4, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 22- Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 15- Thursday, August 21, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, September 5- Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Each week, www.oshalawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was a fairly light week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention on complaint-based inspections at
general industry worksites this week. During the week beginning Friday, September 5 and ending
Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Department of Labor reported 17 OSHA inspections taking
place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with zero (0) inspections originating from the
Norfolk office, and 17 originating in other offices. 8 of the 17 reported inspections
related to construction, in both the residential and commercial settings.

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 17

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 5
Programmed/Planned: 6
Referral Based: 3
Other: 3

Municipality: Berryville- 1; Chesapeake- 2; Chester- 2; Christiansburg- 1; Falls Church- 1;
Lynchburg- 1; Marion- 1; New Kent- 1; Norfolk- 1; Petersburg- 1; Radford- 1; Roanoke- 1; Suffolk- 3

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 14
Comprehensive/Complete: 2
Follow-up: 0
Other: 1

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 8
General Industry: 9

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website.

If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginning of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 29- Thursday, September 4, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 22- Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 15- Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 8- Thursday, August 14, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 1- Thursday, August 7, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 29- Thursday, September 4, 2014

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Crane at twilight

Each week, oshawlawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was a busy Labor Day week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention on construction sites this week, with many inspections
taking place in Virginia Beach (more than 1/3 of all reported inspections).
During the week beginning Friday, August 29 and ending Thursday, September 4, 2014,
the Department of Labor reported 30 OSHA inspections taking place in the
Commonwealth of Virginia, with zero (0) inspections originating from the
Norfolk office, and 30 originating in other offices. 19 of the 30 reported inspections
related to construction, in both the residential and commercial settings.

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections: 30

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 3
Programmed/Planned: 27
Referral Based: 0
Other: 0

Municipality: Ashland-1; Chesapeake- 3; Culpeper- 1; Danville- 1; Hampton- 3;
Harrisonburg- 1; Midland- 1; Newport News- 1; Petersburg- 1; Portsmouth- 2;
Rich Creek- 1; Suffolk- 1; Virginia Beach- 12; Williamsburg- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 9
Comprehensive/Complete: 18
Follow-up: 0
Other: 3

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 19
General Industry: 11

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website. If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginning of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia Weekly OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 22- Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 15- Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 8- Thursday, August 14, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 1- Thursday, August 7, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, July 25-Thursday, July 31, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 22- Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Each week, oshawlawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection activity in the
Commonwealth of Virginia. We welcome you to visit our site to learn if OSHA is active in your
area of the state. In order to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, it is important to learn what
types of OSHA inspections are taking place in your area.

It was another busy week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention on construction projects in the eastern
part of the state this week, with many inspections taking place in the Virginia Beach area.
Automotive part manufacturing also appears to be becoming an emphasis as well, and based
on recent publications from the Department of Labor, we expect this trend to continue.

During the week beginning Friday, August 22 and ending Thursday, August 28, 2014,
the Department of Labor reported 25 OSHA inspections taking place in the
Commonwealth of Virginia, with zero (0) inspections originating from the
Norfolk office, and 25 originating in other offices. 14 of the 25 reported inspections
related to construction, in both the residential and commercial settings.

OSHA (or its state equivalent, in this case, VOSH) may inspect a worksite under various
sources of authority, including inspections conducted as the result of a complaint-
generally lodged by an employee who reports purportedly unsafe working conditions to
OSHA; as the result of a referral- generally from the media due to reports of an
incident (e.g, accident involving injuries) taking place at the worksite; or as part of
a local, regional, or national emphasis program (CHEMNEP, fall protection, etc);
these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by
OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken.

This week the Department of Labor reported the following inspections in Virginia:

Total inspections:25

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 1
Programmed/Planned: 21
Referral Based: 1
Other: 2

Municipality: Abingdon- 1; Chesapeake- 2; Collinsville- 1; Galax- 1; Haysi- 1;
Martinsville- 1; Norfolk- 3; Richmond- 3; Spotsylvania- 1; Strasburg- 1; Surry- 1;
Virginia Beach- 7; Waynesboro- 1; Wytheville- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 14
Comprehensive/Complete: 8
Follow-up: 0
Other: 3

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 14
General Industry: 11

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA‚ inspection database
website. If your worksite is inspected, feel free to contact our firm with any
questions you may have regarding the OSHA citation defense process. OSHA will
issue citations from any given inspection within six (6) months from the beginning of
the inspection. In federal OSHA plan states and Virginia, you only have 15 working days
to contest the citation, including the proposed penalties and abatement periods set forth
therein, from once it is received. If you participate in an informal settlement conference,
this participation may not toll the time in which you must issue a notice of contest.
If a timely notice of contest is not provided, you may lose your right to contest the
proposed citations, including the attendant penalties and abatement periods. Once your
notice of contest is received, OSHA or its state-plan equivalent will initiate the prosecution
of the proposed OSHA citations by filing a complaint against your company.

Previous Virginia OSHA Inspection Reports:

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 15- Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 8- Thursday, August 14, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 1- Thursday, August 7, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, July 25-Thursday, July 31, 2014

Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, July 18-Thursday, July 24, 2014

Source: www.osha.gov

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