Connecticut Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Initial approval date: Jan. 1, 1975
Plan converted to public employee-only: Oct. 2, 1978
Program certification date: Aug. 1, 1986
Final approval date: Not applicable
Federal OSHA is concerned that the Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Administration may be misclassifying some serious violations as other-than-serious, according to the Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report on the state. However, for fiscal year 2013, OSHA identified no new findings for CONN-OSHA, which has made headway on correcting previously detected shortcomings.
Of the 17 recommendations from the previous year’s report, CONN-OSHA completed six recommendations, including:
- Initiate more timely investigations in response to complaints.
- Properly document all incident data in a fatality investigation.
- Ensure the legibility of activity logs in discrimination cases.
Eight other recommendations from the FY 2012 report have been completed, but federal OSHA is awaiting verification. These include:
- Reduce the number of days to initiate complaint inspections to five or fewer days.
- Develop a new State Internal Evaluation Program to monitor enforcement operations.
- Include settlement agreements in case files whenever possible.
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