Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 15- Thursday, August 21, 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 moderately busy week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in
Virginia. VOSH focused its attention mostly on construction projects again this week,
with many inspections taking place in the Tidewater region. During the week beginning
Friday, August 15 and ending Thursday, August 21, 2014, the Department
of Labor reported 22 OSHA inspections taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia,
with zero (0) inspection originating from the Norfolk office, and 22 originating in
other offices. 15 of the 22 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: 22

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 5
Programmed/Planned: 13
Referral Based: 1
Other: 3

Municipality: Abingdon- 1; Blacksburg- 1; Bridgewater- 1; Clintwood-1 ; Evington- 2;
Fieldale- 1; Gloucester- 1; Hollins College- 1; Norfolk- 1; Portsmouth- 2; Richmond- 2;
Salem- 1; Smithfield- 1; Waynesboro- 1; Virginia Beach- 4; Yorktown- 1;

Scope of Inspection

Partial: 14
Comprehensive/Complete: 2
Follow-up: 0
Other: 6

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 15
General Industry: 7
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 8- Thursday, August 15, 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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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 8- Thursday, August 14, 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 a moderately busy week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections occurring in Virginia. During the week
beginning Friday, August 8 and ending Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Department of Labor reported 19 OSHA
inspections taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with one (1) inspection originating from the
Norfolk office, and 18 originating in other offices. Of interest, 15 of the 19 reported inspections
related to construction work, 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;
as part of an these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by OSHA relating
to an emphasis program it has undertaken, including National Emphasis Programs (e.g., fall protection,
chemical reported fatalities or injuries taking place at the facility (e.g., employer contacts OSHA pursuant
to regulations mandating reporting certain incidents).

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

Total inspections: 19

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 3
Programmed/Planned: 14
Referral Based: 2

Municipality: Chatham- 1; Chesapeake- 3; Colonial Heights- 1; Fredericksburg- 1; Martinsville- 2;
Mechanicsburg- 1; Norfolk- 2; Richmond- 5; Thornburg- 2; Quantico- 1

Scope of Inspection

Partial: 13
Comprehensive/Complete: 4
Follow-up: 0
Other: 2

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 15
General Industry: 4
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 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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Mid-Atlantic OSHA Inspection Report; July 2014

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Each month, oshawlawfirm.com will keep you informed regarding OSHA inspection
activity in the Mid-Atlantic States. We welcome you to visit our site to learn
if OSHA is active in your state.

During July 2014, the Department of Labor reported at total of 192 OSHA inspections
taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with three (3) of those inspections
originating from the Norfolk office, and 189 originating in other offices.
By way of comparison, 11 inspections originating in the Norfolk office took
place during July 2013, with 298 inspections originating from other Virginia offices
taking place during that time.

Reported OSHA inspections occurring in other Mid-Atlantic States included the following:

West Virginia (federal OSHA plan): 26 inspections
Maryland (state plan): 72 inspections
North Carolina (state plan): 179 inspections
South Carolina (state plan): 87 inspections
Tennessee (state plan): 74 inspections
Pennsylvania (federal OSHA plan): 277 inspections

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

OSHA 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; as part of an OSHA program (programmed inspection)- these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken, including National Emphasis Programs (e.g., fall protection, chemical issues (PSM-related processes)); or self-reported fatalities or injuries taking place at the facility (e.g., employer contacts OSHA pursuant to regulations mandating reporting certain incidents).

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, 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 OSHA Inspection Reports:

Mid-Atlantic OSHA Inspection Report; June 2014

Source: www.osha.gov.

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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, August 1-Thursday, August 7, 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 a light week in terms of the number of OSHA inspections in Virginia. During the week beginning Friday, August 1 and ending Thursday, August 7, 2014, the Department of Labor reported only 6 OSHA inspections taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 1 inspection originating from the Norfolk office, and 5 originating in other offices.
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; as part of an these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken, including National Emphasis Programs (e.g., fall protection, chemical reported fatalities or injuries taking place at the facility (e.g., employer contacts OSHA pursuant to regulations mandating reporting certain incidents).

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

Total inspections: 6

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 3
Programmed: 3
Referral Based: 0

Municipality: Abingdon- 1; Hopewell- 1; Newport News- 1; Springfield- 2; Virginia Beach- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 5
Comprehensive/”Complete”: 1
Follow-up: 0

Nature of Inspection:

Construction: 4
General Industry: 2

 

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA’s 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, 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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Weekly Virginia OSHA Inspection Report; Friday, July 25-Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Each week, 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. During the week beginning Friday, July 25 and ending Thursday, July 31, 2014, the Department of Labor reported a total of 23 OSHA inspections taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 1 inspection originating from the Norfolk office, and 22 originating in other offices. It is important for your worksite to keep informed
regarding the number of OSHA inspections taking place, as well as the types of inspections
being conducted, in order to prepare for an OSHA inspection at your worksite.

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; as part of an OSHA program
(programmed inspection)- these inspections take place because the employer appears on
a list created by OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken, including National Emphasis Programs (e.g., fall protection, chemical issues (PSM-related processes)); or self-reported fatalities or injuries taking place at the facility (e.g., employer contacts OSHA pursuant to regulations mandating reporting certain incidents).

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

Total inspections: 23

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 5

Programmed: 16

Referral Based: 1

Follow-up: 1

Other: 0

Location by Municipality:

Abingdon- 1; Amelia Court House- 1; Bedford- 1; Cape Charles- 2; Chesapeake- 1; Christiansburg- 1; Gainesville- 3; Hampton- 1; Lynchburg- 1; Montvale- 1; Newport News- 1; Richmond- 1; Sandston- 1; Temperanceville- 1; Virginia Beach- 4; Waynesboro- 1; Williamsburg- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 16

Comprehensive/Complete: 5

Other: 2

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 Virginia and federal OSHA plan states, 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.

See Virginia OSHA Inspection Report for July 18-July 24.

Source: www.osha.gov

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

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Each week, 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. During the week beginning Friday, July 18 and ending Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Department of Labor reported a total of 25 OSHA inspections taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 1 inspection originating from the Norfolk office, and 24 originating in other offices. It is important for your worksite to keep informed regarding the number of OSHA inspections taking place, as well as the types of inspections being conducted.

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; as part of an OSHA program (programmed inspection)- these inspections take place because the employer appears on a list created by OSHA relating to an emphasis program it has undertaken, including National Emphasis Programs (e.g., fall protection, chemical issues (PSM-related processes)); or self-reported fatalities or injuries taking place at the facility (e.g., employer contacts OSHA pursuant to regulations mandating reporting certain incidents).

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

Total inspections: 25

Source of Authority:

Complaint Based: 3

Programmed: 19

Referral Based: 1

Other: 2

Location by Municipality:

Alexandria-1; Appomattox-2; Arlington-3; Ashburn-4; Berryville-1; Chesapeake-3; Evington-1; Forest-1; Harrisonburg-1; Lexington-2; Newport News-1; Norton-1; Richmond-1; Roanoke-2; Stafford- 1

Scope of Inspection:

Partial: 19

Comprehensive/”Complete”: 4

Follow-up: 1

Other: 2

Please note that not all OSHA inspections are reported on OSHA’s 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 Virginia and federal OSHA plan states, 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.

Source: www.osha.gov

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