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Measure

Description

Purpose

Range

Inspections

Projected vs. Actual Inspections - Safety/Health

The percent of projected inspections that are actually conducted in a given fiscal year, broken down by safety and health inspections.

This indicates whether there is appropriate planning, targeting and adequate amount of resources devoted to safety and health inspections as outlined in annual performance plan.

Grant:
+/- 5%

Average Lapse Time - Safety/Health

The average number of days between opening conference and citation issuance, broken down by safety and health inspections.

This measures the timeliness, or lapse time, of safety and health inspection citations, which is an important factor in having hazards addressed in a timely manner and ensuring that employees are aware of the hazards in their workplace.

National:
+/- 20%

Number of Inspection Denials where Entry Not Obtained

The number of attempted inspections where the State Plan compliance officer was denied entry and unable to inspect.

The number of denied entries indicates that compliance officers may not be following the proper legal procedures or pursuing all possible routes to obtain entry to ensure the workplace is free from hazards.

0

Percent of Enforcement Presence

The percent of inspections per establishments in targeted (high hazard) industries in the State.

This measures the enforcement presence in the State.  The more inspections conducted in proportion to workplaces, the greater the visibility of the State Plan which serves as a deterrent for employers.

National:
-25%

Complaints

Average Number of Days to Initiate Complaint Investigations

The number of days between receiving the complaint and holding the opening conference (beginning the inspection) at the worksite.

This measures the timeliness of responding to complaint investigations.  Quick response time ensures that potential safety and health hazards are addressed in a timely manner, and reduces the likelihood of injury or illness.

Negotiated

Average Number of Days to Initiate Complaint Inspections

The number of days between receiving the complaint and notifying the employer of potential hazards and requiring response. 

This measures the timeliness of responding to complaint inspections to ensure that employers are made aware of and can correct potential hazards.

Negotiated

Hazard Identification and Violation Classification

Average Number of Violations per NIC Inspection - SWR/Other

The average number of violations per not in compliance (NIC) inspection, broken down by serious/willful/repeat violations and other violations.

A low number of violations per case, or few serious violations cited, may indicate that inspectors are not properly identifying or classifying hazards.

National:
+/- 20%

Field Compliance Measure - Safety/Health

The in-compliance rate for inspections where no violations were found for safety and health inspections.

This measures whether high hazard workplaces are targeted for inspection.  A high number of in compliance inspections may indicate that the agency is not correctly targeting hazardous workplaces or industries.

National:
+/- 20%

Measure

Description

               Purpose                          

Range

Discrimination

Percent of 11c Discrimination Investigations Completed within 90 Days

The percent of (11c) discrimination investigations that are completed within 90 calendar days, from the case file date to the disposition date.

This indicates whether or not discrimination complaints are completed in a timely manner (90 days as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970).

100%

Average Number of Days to Complete an 11c Discrimination Investigation

The average number of days from the case file date to the disposition date.

This indicates whether or not discrimination complaints are completed in a timely manner and the extent to which cases are overdue (older than 90 days).

90

Penalties

Average Current Penalty per Serious Violation

The average current penalty per serious violation for the private sector only.  This measure is also broken down by employer size (number of employees controlled nationwide).  The current penalty is a “snapshot” since penalties frequently change between issuance and settlement.

This measures whether or not penalty calculations and penalty levels are appropriate in order to serve as a sufficient deterrent, which depends largely upon the size of the employer.

National:
+/- 25%

Average Percent of initial Penalty Retained for non-contested violations 

The percent of average current penalty for non-contested violations that is retained compared to the average initial penalty.

This indicates whether or not State Plans have appropriate penalty reduction policies.  A higher retention rate acts as a deterrent and encourages compliance.

National:
+/- 10%

Responsiveness

Percent of Fatalities Responded to in 1 Day

The percent of all fatalities for which the State initiates an inspection within one day.

This measures whether or not fatalities are responded to in a timely manner to ensure hazards are removed and as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

100%

Percent of Imminent Danger Complaints and Referrals Responded to within 1 Day

The percent of complaints and referrals that may indicate imminent danger for which the State initiates an inspection within one day.

This measures whether or not imminent dangers are addressed in a timely manner to ensure the prompt correction and removal of employees from danger.

100%

Abatement

Number of non-contested Abatements incomplete for 60 Days or more

The number of open, non-contested cases with incomplete abatement for 60 days or more.

This indicates whether or not there is proper follow-up to overdue abatements to ensure employers are addressing and removing hazards in a timely manner.

Negotiated