The report of the President of the United States on occupational safety and health for 1975 is presented. The report, which covers activities of the Department of Labor, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the OSHA Review Commission was transmitted to Congress as required by the OSHA Act of 1970. Administrative, legislative and interagency developments are discussed. The operating budget for OSHA in fiscal year 1975 was 102,006,000 dollars. OSHA requested 116,025,000 dollars for fiscal year 1976. Standards development activities are reviewed. Proposed standards for 12 substances including inorganic arsenic, coke oven emissions, lead, toluene, and beryllium were published. A revised standard of 0.5 fiber per cubic centimeter for asbestos (1332214) was proposed. Federal enforcement activities are discussed. Federal compliance officers and industrial hygienists made 88,781 inspections covering 6,412,265 workers in 1975. Of the worksites inspected, 21 percent were found in compliance with OSHA standards. Statistical programs are reviewed. Data for occupational injury and illness incidence for the private sector for 1973 and 1974 are compared. In 1974, about 5.9 million work related injuries and illnesses occurred in the private sector, a decrease of about 163,000 from 1973. State programs are discussed, and appellate and district court litigation is reviewed.
NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, 390 pages