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Utah OSHA launches LEP for construction industry

Salt Lake City – Citing 2012 data showing that 64 percent of worker deaths in the state occurred in the construction industry, Utah OSHA has launched a Local Emphasis Program aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities among construction workers.

Announced Aug. 1, the State Plan state’s LEP will use enforcement, outreach, training, onsite consultation and alliances. The program will focus on the four leading causes of construction deaths that year: fall from elevation, struck-by, caught in or between, and electrocution.

According to a Utah Labor Commission press release, all construction worksites under Utah OSHA’s jurisdiction are subject to the LEP. Towns and cities throughout the state will be randomly selected, and active construction sites within those municipalities will be inspected.