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.

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