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MOSH Instruction 10-4 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Instructions

 
Subject: Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Policies and Procedures Manual
   
Effective Date: May 3, 2010
   
Issuance Date: May 3, 2010
 
Expiration Date: None
   
Purpose: This instruction provides guidance concerning the adoption and implementation of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs Policies and Procedures Manual by MOSH.
 
Scope: This instruction applies MOSH-wide
   
References: OSHA Instruction, Directive Number CSP 03-01-003, Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Policies and Procedures Manual, Dated April 18, 2008.
Federal Register Volume 74, Number 6, Revisions to the Voluntary Protection Programs to Provide Safe and Healthful Working Conditions, pages 927-952, January 9, 2009.
   
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:

OSHA Instruction, Directive Number CSP 03-01-003 cancels and replaces OSHA Instruction, Directive Number CSP 03-01-002. The Instruction incorporates changes published in Federal Register Notice 68 FR 68475, December 8, 2003, that revised the benchmark injury and illness rates used within VPP. The Instruction modifies procedures for VPP applications, onsite evaluations, and annual participant self-evaluations for applicants/participants subject to OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. The Instruction introduces an alternative onsite reapproval process for Star participants who have demonstrated sustained excellence in safety and health systems management.

The Instruction removes template letters that OSHA periodically modifies and that are more appropriately disseminated through other means. It includes changes in the VPP recognition process. It also removes temporary instructions no longer applicable, and references to specific VPP affiliates. Minor editorial changes improve readability.

Actions:

  1. MOSH is adopting OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program Polices and Procedures Manual with
    the following restrictions:
    • MOSH's participation is limited to fixed general industry sites.
    • MOSH's participation is limited to Star quality sites only. There are no Merit designations.
    • MOSH will not forward all the various reports, required of Federal offices, except the usual end-of-month information on newly approved VPP sites. MOSH is adopting all other provisions in OSHA's VPP
  2. MOSH is adopting the revisions to the Voluntary Protection Programs To Provide Safe and Healthful Work Conditions, published in the Federal Register Volume 74, Number 6, January 9, 2009.
  3. The Assistant Commissioner shall ensure that MOSH's Voluntary Protection Program is implemented in accordance with this Instruction.

cc: J. Ronald DeJuliis, Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Craig D. Lowry, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Jonathan Krasnoff, Assistant Attorney General
Office of Administrative Hearings

 

 
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