In addition to Enforcement, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) has High Hazard Units, one in northern California and one in southern California.
The High Hazard Unit inspects employers with the highest incidence of preventable occupational injuries and illnesses and workers’ compensation losses. Employers may also be selected and targeted by utilizing data sources such as, but not limited to, workers’ compensation loss data, history of Cal/OSHA citations, and other data sources as provided in Labor Code section 6314.1.
Every year the High Hazard Unit develops a list of industry sectors that have experienced accidents involving restricted or lost workdays that is above the California average. The annual High Hazard Industry List is based on “days away, restricted or transferred” (DART) rates for private-sector employers. Employers in high hazard industries may be subject to an inspection by the High Hazard Unit.
The 2021-2022 High Hazard Industry List provides the industries targeted for an inspection. You might be randomly selected for an inspection due to your industry; it doesn’t matter if your company had accidents or not. The following list shows the construction and manufacturing industries listed on the report:
23813 Framing contractors
23814 Masonry contractors
23816 Roofing contractors
23835 Finish carpentry contractors
3113 Sugar and confectionery product manufacturing
311412 Frozen specialty food manufacturing
31152 Ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing
3116 Animal slaughtering and processing
31182 Cookie, cracker, and pasta manufacturing
31193 Flavoring syrup and concentrate manufacturing
312111 Soft drink manufacturing
321 Wood product manufacturing
3251 Basic chemical manufacturing
32611 Plastics packaging materials and unlaminated film and sheet manufacturing
3273 Cement and concrete product manufacturing
331314 Secondary smelting and alloying of aluminum
332112 Nonferrous forging
332323 Ornamental and architectural metal work manufacturing
For the complete list, go to https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/documents/hhu-list-2021-2022.pdf
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