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OSHA issues annual reports on State Plan states

August 20, 2013

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Washington – OSHA recently released its annual Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation reports on State Plan states and territories.

The reports assess each of the 27 State Plan programs’ progress toward achieving their performance goals and resolving federal OSHA recommendations.

Highlights from this year’s reports include:

  • The employee turnover rate in Nevada – 53 percent – is the highest among the programs and is seen as an “ongoing challenge.”
  • California has nine findings and recommendations remaining from last year’s FAME report, including a recommendation to improve targeted programmed inspections in light of a “significantly lower” percentage of inspections with serious, willful or repeat violations being issue.
  • Washington is the first state in the nation to adopt a rule designed to protect health care workers from exposure to chemotherapy drugs and other hazardous drugs.