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Small Entity Compliance Guide for 
OSHA’s Abatement Verification Regulation 
29 CFR 1903.19 



U.S. Department of Labor 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

1997 




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Small Entity Compliance Guide for OSHA’s Abatement 

Verification Regulation 29 CFR 1903.19 Grant Number 

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U.S. Dept of Labor Occupational Safety & Health 
Administration 200 Constitution Avenue Washington, 

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Supplementary Notes 
Abstract 


Subject Terms 



Number of Pages 

33 






Contents 


Page 


Overview of the Abatement Verification Regulation 1 

Abatement Verification: Who Does What 2 

OSHA-Approved State Plan States 11 

Questions and Answers about the Abatement Verification Regulation 12 

Miscellaneous Information - Important Time Periods, Sample Abatement 
Certifications, Listing of OSHA -Approved State Plans 22 

List of Illustrations 

Figure 1 - How to Submit Abatement Certificates 3 

Figure 2 - How to Prepare Abatement Plans 4 

Figure 3 - How to Prepare Progress Reports 5 

Figure 4 - Tagging Requirements for Hand-Held Equipment 6 

Figure 5 - Tagging Requirements for Non-Hand-held Equipment 7 

Figure 6 - When Can the Tag or Copy of the Citation Be Removed? 8 

Figure 7 - How Do I Notify Employees that Abatement Has Occurred? 9 

Figure 8 - What Other Methods Can I Use to Notify Employees of 

Abatement? 10 


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Overview of 


ABATEMENT VERIEICATION REGULATION 

29 CER 1903.19 


□ What is abatement? 

Abatement is the correction of the safety or health hazard/violation 
that led to an OSHA citation. 

□ Does this regulation apply to me? 

This regulation applies to you only if you have received a citation 
from OSHA during an inspection. (Procedures in States with 
OSHA-approved State Plans may differ. See pages 11, 12, and 
25.) 

□ What do I have to do? 

□ Fix the hazard. 

□ Certify that you’ve fixed the hazard. 

□ Notify your employees and their representatives that you 

have fixed the hazard. 

□ Send document(s) to OSHA saying that you have abated the 
hazard. 

□ Tag any cited movable equipment with a warning tag or a 
copy of the citation. 

□ What happens if I don’t comply? 

You could get a citation for failure to certify to OSHA, notify 


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employees, and tag movable equipment. 


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Abatement Verification: Who Does What 


Employers must: 

Certify that hazards/violations cited by OSHA during an inspection have been 
abated. OSHA has provided examples of simple abatement certification 
letters that employers may use to certify that they have abated each cited 
hazard. 

Provide abatement documentation , abatement plans , and progress reports for 
some violations. 

Inform affected employees and their representatives of the abatement action 
the employer has taken. 

Allow employees to examine and copy abatement documents sent to OSHA. 

Tag cited movable equipment to warn employees of the hazard. Employers 
can use tags of their own design or those that are available through OSHA. 

OSHA will: 

Indicate on the Citation and Notification of Penalty any serious items that 
require additional abatement documentation , abatement plans , and progress 
reports . 

Document, during the inspection, any cited conditions that the employer 
permanently corrects; no further abatement certification is required for these 
corrected items. 

Employees must: 

Notify their employer, within 3 working days of the time abatement 
information is sent to OSHA, that they wish to review or copy that 
information. 


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Figure 1 - How to Submit Abatement 

Certificates 


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Figure 2 - How to Prepare 
Abatement Plans 


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Are progress reports j .•.■: I You do not have 

required by the I -H No I- H to submit a 

citation? I '.' I progress report. 


Yes 


. 1 . 


1 Prepare a 1 

1 progress | 

1 report(s) by the ^ 
1 date(s) indicated j 
1 on the citation. 1 

1 Notify affected 1 
1 employees and i 

1 their 1 

1 representatives, i 




Send to the 
OSHA Area 
Office that issued 
the citation. 


Figure 3 - How to Prepare Progress 

Reports 


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Is the cited equipment 
hand-held when operated? 



Yes 


When you get the citation, 
attach a tag 
or 

a copy of the citation 
to 

the operating control(s) 
or 

hazardous component(s) 
of 

the cited equipment. 


. 1 .. 

See chart for 
non-hand-held 
equipment, 
(next page) 


The tag remains attached 
until the hazard is abated. 
(See tag removal chart.) 


Figure 4 - Tagging Requirements for 
Hand-Held Equipment 


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If the cited equipment is not hand-held 
when operated, is it movable? * 




Yes 


No tagging is 
required. 


.t 


Before moving the cited equipment 


from the location where it was cited. 


attach a tag 


or 


a copy of the citation 

1 The tag remains attached 

to 

-H until the hazard is abated. 

the operating control(s) 

1 (See tag removal chart.) 

or 


hazardous component(s) 


of 


the cited equipment. 



* Movable equipment is a device or machine that is moved within the 
worksite where it is cited, or is moved to another worksite. 


Figure 5 - Tagging Requirements for 
Non-Hand-Held Equipment 


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Figure 6 - When Can the Tag or Copy 
of the Citation Be Removed? 


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Figure 7 - How Do I Notify Employees 
that Abatement Has Occurred? 


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Figure 8 - What Other Methods Can I Use to 
Notify Employees of Abatement? 


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OSHA-Approved State Plan States 


If the workplace (the site where the inspection took place) is 
in one of the 25 states with OSHA-approved State Plans (see 
list below), the abatement verification procedures and policy 
may be different from those in this guide. 


These States are: 

ALASKA, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT 
(Public Employees Only), HAWAII, INDIANA, IOWA, 
KENTUCKY, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, 
NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK (Public 
Employees Only), NORTH CAROLINA, OREGON, 
PUERTO RICO, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, 
UTAH, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, VIRGIN ISLANDS, 
WASHINGTON, and WYOMING 


Contact the State for specific requirements. See page 25 for 
specific addresses. 


Information on State Plan States can also be obtained from 
the OSHA Internet Home Page (http://www.osha.gov/) under 
the title of Programs and Services. 


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QUESTIONS MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED 
ABOUT ABATEMENT VERIFICATION 
(29 CFR 1903.19) 

SCOPE. APPLICATION. AND GENERAL ISSUES [Paragraphs (a) and (b)] 

What is abatement? 

Abatement is the correction of the safety or health hazard/violation that led to an OSHA 
citation. 

What is abatement verification? 

It is the process by which an employer informs OSHA, affected employees, and their 
representatives that a hazard cited by OSHA has been corrected. 

When does the regulation affect an employer? 

When the employer receives an OSHA citation from an inspection that began after May 
30, 1997. 

How does the regulation apply to an employer in a state with an OSHA-approved State 
Plan? 

Each of the 25 states with OSHA-approved State Plans must adopt its own abatement 
verification regulations or other equivalent mechanism that can be enforced in a manner as 
effective as OSHA’s. Contact the State Plan agency for specific requirements. See pages 
11 and 25 of this guide for more information. 

Whose requirements do I follow if my home office is in one state and the worksite where I 
was cited is in another? 

The state where your employees were working at the time of the inspection and citation. 

How does the regulation differ from OSHA’s previous procedures for abatement 
verification? 

The new regulation provides a uniform system for documenting the correction of cited 
hazards, and the amount of documentation required now increases as the seriousness of 
the violation increases. The previous procedures did not use the sliding scale approach to 
abatement verification. 


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Does the new rule reduce paperwork? 

Yes. When hazards are abated during an inspection, no abatement certification is 
required. Also, documentation or proof of abatement is not required for minor (other- 
than-serious) violations or for most violations classified as serious. 

How will employees benefit from the new rule? 

Employees and their representatives now will be informed of the abatement activities 
taken by their employers. Movable equipment that is cited must be tagged to alert 
employees to the danger posed by the equipment. 

By regulation, how long after transmission of an abatement document to OSHA must an 
employer retain the submitted document? 

Three working days, the required employee-notification period. 

What effect does the regulation have on an employer’s right to contest a citation? 

None. The regulation does not restrict the right of employers, employees, and employee 
representatives to contest citation item(s). 

When do abatement verification obligations begin if an employer contests a citation? 

Until a contested item is resolved, the abatement verification process is delayed for that 
item. 


ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION [Paragraph (c)] 

What is the difference between abatement certification and abatement documentation? 

Abatement certification is the “affidavit or signed statement” the employer sends to 
OSHA. Abatement documentation is the “proof of correction” the employer sends to 
OSHA as evidence that the hazard has been corrected, such as pictures or receipts or 
work orders. 

What does OSHA mean by the phrase “the employer must certify” in paragraph (c)(1) of 
the regulation? 

Certification means that the employer must submit a brief signed statement that the 
hazardous condition(s) has been corrected. 


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How is abatement certification accomplished? 

An employer or an authorized employer representative must inform OSHA in a signed 
letter of the abatement actions they have taken. A sample abatement certification letter is 
available in Appendix A of the regulation. The letter must include the following 
identifying information: 

! Inspection, citation, and item numbers for each violation. 

! Date of abatement. 

! A statement that the violation was abated. 

! A brief description of how the hazardous condition was abated. 

! A statement informing OSHA that affected employees and their representatives 
were informed of the abatement actions. 

! A statement that the information provided in the letter is accurate. 


ABATEMENT DOCUMENTATION [Paragraph (d)] 

What is acceptable documentation? 

Documentation is acceptable if it clearly proves that the violation has been corrected. [The 
quality or acceptability of documentary evidence will be assessed by OSHA, either during 
abatement negotiations with the employer or after receipt of the abatement 
documentation.] OSHA will discuss documentation with you at the inspection closing 
conference, or when citations are issued. If the documentation you send is not acceptable, 
OSHA will let you know. 

Which citations require documentary evidence of abatement in addition to certification? 

All “willful” and “repeat” violations, and those serious violations for which the Area 
Director requires such evidence. 

Are there examples of appropriate documentary evidence of abatement other than those 
examples provided in the regulation? 

The regulation does not mandate specific types of documentary evidence of abatement; 
making this determination is the employer’s responsibility. 

The following types of documentation are generally acceptable: 

! A photograph or videotape of the abated condition. 

! A copy of an invoice or sales receipt for equipment used to achieve abatement. 


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A report by a safety and health professional describing actions taken to abate the 
hazard or describing the results of analytical testing that substantiates abatement. 
Documentation from the manufacturer that the article repaired is within the 
manufacturer's specifications. 

A copy of a signed contract for goods and services (for example, for needed 
protective equipment, an evaluation by a safety engineer, etc.). 

Records of training completed by employees (if the citation is related to training). 
A copy of program documents if the citation relates to a missing or inadequate 
program, such as a deficiency in the employer’s respirator program or hazard 
communication program. 


ABATEMENT PLANS [Paragraph (e)] 

When is an abatement plan required by OSHA? 

When the abatement period on the citation is more than 90 calendar days and the citation 
states that an abatement plan is required. 

For which violations can OSHA require abatement plans? 

For serious, willful, and repeat violations having abatement periods lasting more than 90 
days. 

Are abatement plans required for other-than-serious violations? 

No. 

What happens if an employer asks for more time to abate, and this additional time 
extends the period of abatement to more than 90 days? 

The Area Director may require an abatement plan if the violation is a serious, willful, or 
repeat violation. Your Petition for Modification of Abatement date (PMA) normally 
would require speaking to the Area Office that issued the citation. Full compliance with 
the conditions for requesting additional abatement time (see 29 CFR 1903.14a) may 
convince the Area Director that abatement plans are not needed. 

Does an employer have to submit an abatement plan if a violation is corrected before the 
plan is due? 

No. The employer must, however, still certify that abatement has occurred. 


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Can employers combine abatement plans into one submission to OSHA? 

Yes, provided each plan is submitted on time. 

PROGRESS REPORTS [Paragraph (f)] 

How do I know if a progress report is required? 

The citation will say so. 

Can an employer use the same form for the progress report and the abatement plan if 
these are required? 

Yes. 

Does an employer have to submit a progress report if a violation is corrected before the 
report is due? 

No. The employer must, however, still certify to OSHA that abatement has occurred. 


EMPLOYEE NOTIFICATION OF ABATEMENT ACTIONS [Paragraph (g)] 

What abatement information must be provided to affected employees? 

The same information that is given to OSHA, as well as a notice of their right to examine 
and copy the information. 

Who are “affected employees”? 

Affected employees are those employees exposed to the hazard(s) identified as a 
violation(s). 

Do employees have to be notified of the abatement certification letter? 

Yes. A copy of the letter must be posted unless posting it will not inform affected 
employees because they work off-site or travel from one worksite to another. In such 
cases, other methods of notifying employees must be used, (see next question) 


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When posting would not fully inform employees, what are examples of methods that an 
employer can use to inform affected employees about abatement actions? 

Employers who have mobile work operations, or who do not assemble employees 

routinely at a central location, may use a means other than posting to communicate with 

employees. 

The following are examples of methods acceptable to OSHA when posting is ineffective: 

! Including the document or summary of it in affected employees’ pay envelopes or 
with their paychecks. 

! Posting the document inside the lid of the tool box (gang box) or in a visible 
location in the compartment where the cited equipment is normally stored. 

! Attaching the document to the visible surface of a vehicle’s sun visor where the 
cited equipment is located. 

! Attaching the document to a clipboard on a vehicle’s dashboard where the cited 
equipment is located (but not inside a vehicle’s glove compartment). 

! Presenting or discussing the contents of the documents at a training, safety, or 
other meeting with affected employees. 

! Publishing the contents of the document in an employee newsletter or another 
general communication medium that reaches affected employees and their 
representatives. 

Any method that creates a hazard (such as a visibility hazard) cannot be used. 

For how long must the abatement materials be posted? 

Three working days after submission to OSHA. 


TRANSMITTING ABATEMENT DOCUMENTS TO OSHA. [Paragraph (h)] 

In addition to the mail, what other means of transmitting abatement documents are 
acceptable to the Agency? 

Hand delivery and facsimile (fax) are two examples of acceptable methods of transmitting 
documents. If the materials submitted are not legible, they may be deemed unacceptable 
by the Agency. 


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What about e-mail? 


At present, e-mail transmission is not acceptable. 


TAGGING MOVABLE EQUIPMENT [Paragraph (i)] 

What does tagging mean? 

Tagging means that the employer puts a warning tag or a copy of the citation on the 
operating controls or cited components of the movable equipment. 

What is the purpose of tagging? 

The tag warns employees about the cited hazard, briefly describes the violation, and tells 
them where they can find the complete citation. 

Are there any advantages to using a copy of the citation instead of a warning tag to meet 
the tagging requirement? 

Yes. Affixing a copy of the citation to the operating controls or cited components of the 
movable equipment provides the employees with more information than is on the tag, and 
using a copy of the citation for this purpose also fulfills the employer’s obligation under 29 
CFR 1903.16 (Posting of citations). If a warning tag is used, the employer must still post 
a copy of the citation required by 29 CFR 1903.16, although the copy does not have to be 
posted at the point of violation. 

What kind of a warning tag can be used? 

Employers can use the warning tag displayed in Appendix C of the regulation or the tag 
provided by OSHA or they can use any “warning “ tag that provides the information 
required by the regulation. For employers in the construction sector, tags that are 
designed and used as specified in 29 CFR 1926.20(b)(3) and 1926.200(h) can be 
substituted for the tags required by this abatement verification regulation when the tag 
also properly warns employees about the nature of the violation involving the equipment 
and identifies the location of the citation. 

What is movable equipment? 

Any machine or device, hand-held or not-hand-held, that is moved within the worksite 
where it was cited, or is moved to another worksite. 


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Does an employer have to tag movable equipment that has been cited for an other-than- 
serious violation? 

No. Movable equipment has to be tagged only if it is eited for a serious, repeat, or willful 
violation. 

What is hand-held equipment? 

It is equipment that is hand-held when operated. Examples of hand-held equipment are a 
hand grinder and a portable eleetric drill. A drill press is not eonsidered to be hand-held 
equipment. 

When does cited hand-held equipment have to be tagged? 

The tag or eitation has to be put on the operating eontrols or eited eomponents of the 
equipment immediately after the citation is received. 

Does cited hand-held equipment have to be tagged immediately, even if it is not moved or 
used? 

Yes. 

What is movable non-hand-held equipment? 

It is equipment that is not hand-held when operated, such as a drill press, lathe, or other 
mounted equipment. 

Does cited personal protective equipment (PPE), including respirators and eye and face 
protection, have to be tagged? 

No. OSHA considers PPE deficiencies violations of the PPE standard, not movable 
equipment violations. 

Does an employer who receives a citation for a violation involving rented equipment have 
to tag it? 

Yes. 

Does an employer have to tag equipment, such as a trailer or a truck, that was cited for 
not having chocks in place if that equipment has been moved? 

No, because such a violation arises from an administrative or procedural violation (the use 
of chocks), not a hazard of the truck or trailer itself. 


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Does cited movable equipment have to be tagged if it is owned by an affected employee? 

Yes. An employer’s duty under the Occupational Safety and Health Act to maintain a safe 
and healthful workplace applies to employee-owned equipment that the employer allows 
to be used at the worksite. 

Does an employer have to tag all similar movable equipment that poses the same hazard 
as the cited equipment but was not cited by OSHA (for example, all ladders if a single 
ladder was cited)? 

Such tagging is not required by this regulation; however, the employer can be cited for a 
repeat or willful violation if an OSHA compliance officer identifies the violation during a 
later inspection. 

When can the tag or copy of the citation be removed from the cited equipment? 

The tag may be removed when the employer: 

! Corrects the cited violation and submits all required abatement verification 
documents to the Area Director. 

! Permanently removes the cited equipment from service (for example, makes it 
inoperable). 

! Receives a Commission order stating that the Commission has vacated the citation 
(for contested citations only). 

! No longer controls the equipment (for example, sells it and places it under the 
control of the buyer or returns it to the rental company). 

Does a warning tag have to stay on cited equipment that is sold and is no longer under the 
control of the seller? 

No. The seller of the cited equipment is not responsible for tagging or abating a hazard 
once the equipment is sold and is no longer under the seller’s control. 

If an employer buys tagged equipment, what will happen? 

The buyer isn’t responsible for the original citation, but can be cited by OSHA for having 
hazardous equipment (just like the former owner) if the hazard is still uncorrected. 

Can the buyer of tagged equipment be cited for a willful violation? 

If the buyer knew about the hazard (for example, the employer was told about the hazard 
by the seller or saw the warning tag or citation on the equipment), the buyer can be cited 
for a willful violation. 


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What should a buyer do with the tags or citations on cited equipment? 

OSHA recommends that the buyer keep the tags or citations on the equipment until the 
hazard is corrected. 

What if an employer buys equipment that has been cited, but there’s no tag on it? 

If the buyer knows that it has been cited, or knows (or should know) that it is hazardous, 
the buyer must correct the hazard before making the equipment available to employees for 
their use. 

If an employer moves cited equipment for use on another worksite of that employer, does 
the tag stay on the equipment? 

Yes. 


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Important Time Periods 


For Correcting Violations: 

! 90 calendar days - Minimum period to correct a violation before OSHA can 

require an abatement plan. 

For Sending Documents to OSHA: 

! 10 Calendar days — Maximum period after the abatement date to send a 

certification document. 

! 25 calendar day s — Maximum period after receiving a citation to send an 

abatement plan. 

! 55 calendar days - Maximum period after receiving a citation to send the first 

progress report. 

For Employee Notice: 

! 3 working days^ — Minimum period that abatement-verification documents 

have to stay posted. 

! 3 working days — Maximum period after posting for employees or their 

representatives to request to examine and/or copy the documents. 

! 5 working days — Maximum period to provide the documents to employees 

or their representatives after they request them. 


'The definition of “working days” found in former 29 CFR 1903.21(c), now redesignated 
as 29 CFR 1903.22(c), is “ . . . Mondays through Fridays but shall not include Saturdays, 
Sundays, or Federal holidays . . .”. 


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SAMPLE ABATEMENT CERTIEICATION (Blank) 


_, Area Director 

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA 
Address of the Area Office (on the citation) 

[Company’s Name] 

[Company’s Address] 


The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 



The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 



The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 



The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 



The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 



The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 




I attest that the information contained in this document is accurate and that the affected 
employees and their representatives have been informed of the abatement activities described in 
this certification. 


Signature 


Typed or Printed Name 


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SAMPLE ABATEMENT CERTIEICATION (Completed) 


M S. I 3116 D 06 , Area Director 
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA 
Address of the Area Office (on the citation) 

M y C ompany 
111 H igh S t 

A ny T own, S T 9 9 9 9 9 

The hazard referenced in Inspection Number l 23456789 for the violation identified as Citation 

1 and item 1 was corrected on 4/2 5/9 7 by_ InstsllinO 3 l0W6r bisdo 01131(1 OH 

th6 t3bl6 S3W_. 


The hazard referenced in Inspection Number S 3 016 _for the violation identified as Citation 

j and item 2 was corrected on 4/2 5/9 7 by inst3llinq 3 4 2 Inch high qLI3rdr3il 

pgr 05 HA 3 cross th6 storqqq loft's opqninq whqrqQS HA S3id I n66d6d onq _. 

The hazard referenced in Inspection Number S 3 016 for the violation identified as Citation 
2 and item _was corrected on 4/2 6/9 7 by buvloq qlOV6S for th6 60ipl0V66 WhO 


stocks th6 bulk suppli6s io th6 loft 3od oi3l(ioq sur6 h6 us6s th60i 


The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 



The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 



The hazard referenced in Inspection Number 


for the violation identified as Citation 

and item was corrected on 

by 




I attest that the information contained in this document is accurate and that the affected 
employees and their representatives have been informed of the abatement activities described in 
this certification. 

_ I oho S Olith _ 

Signature 

John Smith _ 

Typed or Printed Name 


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States with OSHA-Approved State Plans ^ 


Updated August 14, 1997 

Alaska Department of Labor 
1111 W. 8th Street, Room 306 
Juneau, Alaska 99801 

Tom Cashen, Commissioner (907) 465-2700 Fax; (907) 465-2784 
Alan W. Dwyer, Program Director (907) 465-4855 Fax: (907) 465-3584 

Industrial Commission of Arizona 
800 W. Washington 
Phoenix, Arizona 85007 

Larry Etchechury, Director (602) 542-5795 Fax: (602) 542-1614 
Derek Mullins, Program Director (602) 542-5795 Fax: Same as above 

California Department of Industrial Relations 

45 Fremont Street 

San Francisco, California 94105 

John Duncan, Acting Director (415) 972-8835 Fax: (415) 972-8848 
Dr. John Howard, Chief (415) 972-8500 Fax: (415) 972-8513 

Connecticut Department of Labor 
200 Folly Brook Boulevard 
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109 

James P. Butler, Commissioner (860) 566-5123 Fax: (860) 566-1520 
Program Director’s Office (860) 566-4550 Fax: (860) 566-6916 

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations 
830 Punchbowl Street 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 

Lorraine H. Akiba, Director (808) 586-8844 Fax: (808) 586-9099 
Jennifer Shishido, Administrator (808) 586-9116 Fax: (808) 586-9104 

Indiana Department of Labor 
State Office Building 

402 West Washington Street, Room W195 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 

Timothy Joyce, Commissioner (317) 232-2378 Fax: (317) 233-3790 
John Jones, Deputy Commissioner (317) 232-3325 Fax: Same as above 

Iowa Division of Labor Services 
1000 E. Grand Avenue 
Des Moines, Iowa 50319 

Byron K. Orton, Commissioner (515) 281-3447 Eax: (515) 242-5144 
Mary L. Bryant, Administrator (515) 281-3469 Eax: (515) 281-7995 


The most current directory of State Plan States is maintained on the OSHA Internet Home page 
(http://www.osha.gov) under the title of Programs and Services. 


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Kentucky Labor Cabinet 

1049 U.S. Highway 127 South, Suite 2 

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 

Joe Norsworthy, Secretary (502) 564-3070 Fax; (502) 564-5387 

Steven A. Forbes, FederalVState Coordinator (502) 564-2300 Fax: (502) 564-1682 

Maryland Division of Labor and Industry 
Department of Licensing and Regulation 
1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 613 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2206 

John P. O'Conner, Commissioner (410) 767-2215 Fax; (410) 767-2003 
Ileana O'Brien, Deputy Commissioner (410) 767-2992 Fax; Same as above 

Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services 
3423 North Martin Luther King Boulevard 
P.O. Box 30649 
Lansing, Michigan 48909 

Kathleen M. Wilbur, Director (517) 373-7230 Fax: (517) 373-2129 

Douglas R. Earle, Program Director for Safety and Health (517) 322-1814 Pax: (517) 335-8010 

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry 

443 Lafayette Road 

St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 

Gary Bastian, Commissioner (612) 296-2342 Pax: (612) 282-5405 

Gail Blackstone, Assistant Commissioner (612) 296-6529 Pax; Same as above 

Nevada Division of Industrial Relations 
400 West King Street 
Carson City, Nevada 97502 

Ron Swirczek, Administrator (702) 687-3032 Pax: (702) 687-6305 
Danny Evans, Assistant Administrator (702) 687-3250 Pax: (702) 687-6150 

New Mexico Environment Department 

1190 St. Prancis Drive 

P.O. Box 26110 

Santa Pe, New Mexico 87502 

Mark E. Weidler, Secretary (505) 827-2850 Pax: (505) 827-2836 
Sam A. Rogers, Chief (505) 827-4230 Pax; Same as above 

New York Department of Labor 

W. Averell Harriman State Office Building - 12, Room 500 
Albany, New York 12240 

John E. Sweeney, Commissioner (518) 457-2741 Pax: (518) 457-6908 
Richard Cuculo, Program Director (518) 457-3518 Pax; Same as above 

North Carolina Department of Labor 
319 Chapanoke Road 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 

Harry Payne, Commissioner (919) 662-4585 Pax: (919) 662-4582 
Charles Jeffress, Deputy Commissioner (919) 662-4585 Pax; Same as above 


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Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division 
Department of Consumer & Business Services 
350 Winter Street, NE, Room 430 
Salem, Oregon 97310 

Peter DeLuca, Administrator (503) 378-3272 Fax: (503) 378-4538 
David Sparks, Deputy Administrator (503) 378-3272 Fax: Same as above 

Puerto Rico Department of Fabor and Human Resources 
Prudencio Rivera Martinez Building 
505 Munoz Rivera Avenue 
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918 

Cesar J. Almodovar-Marchany, Secretary (787) 754-2119 Fax: (787) 753-9550 
Assistant Secretary’s Office (787) 754-2119/2171 Fax: (787) 767-6051 

South Carolina Department of Fabor, Ficensing, and Regulation 
KogerOfficePark, Kingstree Building 
110 Centerview Drive 
Columbia, South Carolina 29210 

Fewis Gossett, Director (803) 896-4300 Fax: (803) 734-9716 
William Fybrand, Program Director (803) 734-9594 Fax: (803-734-9772 

Tennessee Department of Fabor 
710 James Robertson Parkway 
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0659 

Alphonso R. Bodie, Commissioner (615) 741-2582 Fax: (615) 741-5078 
Don Witt, Program Director (615) 741-2793 Fax: (615) 741-3325 

Fabor Commission of Utah 
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor 
PO Box 146650 

Salt Fake City, Utah 84114-6650 

R. Fee Ellertson, Commissioner (801) 530-6898 Fax: (801) 530-6880 
Jay W. Bagley, Administrator (801) 530-6898 Fax: (801) 530-7606 

Vermont Department of Labor and Industry 
National Life Building - Drawer 20 
120 State Street 
Montpelier, Vermont 05620 

Stephen Jamsen, Commissioner (802) 828-2288 Fax: (802) 828-2748 
Robert McLeod, Project Manager (802) 828-2765 Fax: Same as above 

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry 
Powers-Taylor Building 
13 South 13th Street 
Richmond, Virginia 23219 

Theron Bell, Commissioner (804) 786-2377 Fax: (804) 371-6524 
Charles Fahey, Deputy Commissioner (804) 786-2383 Fax: Same as above 


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Virgin Islands Department of Labor 

2131 Hospital Street 

Box 890, Christiansted 

St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820-4666 

Carmelo Rivera, Commissioner (809) 773-1994 Fax: (809) 773-0094 
Raymond Williams, Program Director (809) 772-1315 Fax: (809) 772-4323 

Washington Department of Labor and Industries 
General Administration Building 
PO Box 44001 

Olympia, Washington 98504-4001 

Gary Moore, Director (360) 902-4200 Fax: (360) 902-4202 

Michael Silverstein, Assistant Director (360) 902-5495 Fax: (360) 902-5529 

Wyoming Department of Employment 
Worker's Safety and Compensation Division 
Herschler Building, 2nd Floor East 
122 West 25th Street 
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 

Stephan R. Eoster, Safety Administrator (307) 777-7786 Eax: (307) 777-5850 


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