DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
HIGH HAZARD EMPLOYER PROGRAM (HHEP)
AUTHORITY: California Labor Code Sections 6314.1, 6354 and 6355.
POLICY: It is the policy of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health establish and administer programs in the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service and in the High Hazard Unit which are designed to: (1) provide employers in high hazard industries, as defined by total lost workday incidence rates (LWDI), or by experience modification (ExMOD) rates, assistance from the Consultation Service to eliminate hazards that are causing occupational injury and illness; (2) inspect those employers in high hazard industries (as defined by LWDI) to eliminate hazards that are causing occupational injury and illness; and (3) measure the efficacy of high hazard employer interventions.
A. Consultation Service
Employers identified by the Division with ExMOD rates of 200% or greater, who have preventable occupational hazards, as reflected in a high LWDI, will be provided consultative assistance on a priority basis.
The High Hazard Consultation Coordinator will identify high hazard employers, assign employers to an appropriate area office for assistance, monitor through databases the overall quality and progress of high hazard employer assistance, coordinate any employer referrals to the High Hazard Unit, and collect and assemble information on the efficacy of consultative assistance to high hazard employers.
B. High Hazard Unit
Employers identified by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health as being in
industries having elevated LWDIs will be inspected by the district offices of the
Cal/OSHA High Hazard Unit.
The efficacy of all high hazard employer interventions shall be monitored and measured as a part of each intervention and summarized on a yearly basis.