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MOSH Instruction 08-13 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)

 
Subject: Consultation Policies and Procedures Manual
 
Effective Date: October 1, 2008
 
Issuance Date: September 19, 2008
 
Purpose: This instruction outlines the policy framework for administering the OSHA Consultation Program and revises and clarifies processes and procedures for administering and monitoring Consultation Projects.
 
Scope: MOSH-wide
 
References: OSHA Instruction IRT 01-00-013 (ADM 1-1.29A), The IMIS Consultation
Data Processing Manual;
Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines (FR 54:3904-3916);
Standard Element Paragraph (STEP) Manual (CNS 3.6)g;
29 CFR 1908, Consultation Agreements
 
Cancellation: None
 
Contact: Chief of MOSH Compliance Services
312 Marshall Avenue, Room 602
Laurel, Maryland 20707
(410) 880-4886 x312
 
By and Under the Authority of: Roger Campbell, Assistant Commissioner
 

Summary

This manual cancels and replaces OSHA Instruction CSP 02-00-001 and its supplemental notices. It outlines the overall policy framework for administering and managing the OSHA Consultation Program, updates and clarifies the criteria and requirements for participation in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) and the requirements of the monitoring and evaluation system.

Executive Summary

This manual cancels and replaces OSHA Instruction CSP 02-00-001 and its supplemental notices. It outlines the overall policy framework for administering and managing the OSHA Consultation Program, updates and clarifies the criteria and requirements for participation in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) and the requirements of the monitoring and evaluation system.

Significant Changes

  • Each of the Chapters previously changed through Notices has been substantially or completely included in this Revision to the Consultation Policies and Procedures Manual.
     
  • In Chapter 8, a new program, the SHARP Pilot program, is instituted. Consultation Program Managers are given authority to propose pilot programs which would need to be approved by their Regional Administrators before implementation.
     
  • Those Chapters previously identified as Chapters 8, 9, and 11, have been combined into the current Chapter 9.
     
  • The information in Chapter 10 has been updated to be consistent with OSHA's current strategic goals.
     
  • The Consultant Function Competency Statements have been added as Appendix K.
     
  • Updates were made throughout this Manual to be consistent with current OSHA approved strategic goals and terminology.
     
  • The definitions for full-service and limited service visits have been further clarified.
     
  • The requirements for sites receiving a deferral from the Site Specific Targeting (SST) programmed inspection list have been further clarified. In order to receive a 90-day deferral from programmed inspections, a site must request a full-service comprehensive visit covering both safety and health.

Action: MOSH has adopted CSP 02-00-002 Consultation Policies and Procedures Manual with the following minor differences:

  • Chapter 8, II.G. - Duration of SHARP Status:
    After the initial approval, SHARP approvals in Maryland will be for a period of up to two years, in lieu of up to three years.
  • Chapter 8, II.J. and III.F. - OSHA Inspection(s) at SHARP and Pre-SHARP Worksites Inspections by MOSH enforcement may also be triggered by:
    *  Follow-up on a previously cited violation;
    *  accident;
    *  referral from a MOSH safety compliance officer to a MOSH health compliance officer, or from a MOSH health compliance officer to a MOSH safety compliance offer.

Roger Campbell, Assistant Commissioner, MOSH

 

cc: J. Ronald DeJuliis, Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Craig D. Lowry, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Jonathan R. Krasnoff, Deputy Counsel, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Office of Administrative Hearings

 
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