Enforcement

Enforcement is an integral part of the South Carolina State Plan and includes intervention in both private and public sectors. In fiscal year 2016, South Carolina OSHA conducted 726 inspections/investigations. During this period, 644 safety related inspections and 82 health related inspections were conducted. Statistics show the following:

Statistics show the following:

  • 459 Planned Inspections

  • 115 Complaint Inspections

  • 50 Accident and Fatality Inspections

  • 53 Referral Inspections

  • 25 Follow-Up Inspections

  • 11 Unprogrammed-Related Inspections

  • 13 Programmed-Related Inspections

During these inspections, 858 violations were issued. Of these violations, 668 were serious violations, 184 were other-than-serious violations, 1 was a repeat violation and 5 were willful violations.

Adjusted penalties for these violations were $538,493.75.