Three of the top 10 OSHA standards cited reveal what OSHA inspectors are looking for when they see a constructon site. The increase in deaths and injuries to workers from falls is leading to agressive enforcement in the residential industry. Compliance with the OSHA Fall Protection Directive is required by 9/15/2011.
Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards
for Fiscal 2010 (Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010)
As of Oct. 8, 2010
The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace.
- 1926.451 – Scaffolding
- 1926.501 – Fall Protection
- 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication
- 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
- 1926.1053 – Ladders
- 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout
- 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods
- 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
- 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements
- 1910.212 – Machine Guarding
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