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August 19, 2011

Are Manufacturers #2 on OSHA Target List?

Manufacturing Safety SignsA review of data from OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) suggests that OSHA is targeting manufacturing operations. Nearly 20% of all companies placed in OSHA's SVEP are in the manufacturing industry, according to data released in July. That makes manufacturers the number two target behind construction firms.

SVEP focuses on companies that have experienced workplace fatalities and those that expose workers to severe occupational hazards or high priority hazards from OSHA's National Emphasis Programs. Hazards commonly found in manufacturing operations include amputations, combustible dust and crystalline silica exposure.

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