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Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2011

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.
 

1.    Fall Protection (29 CFR 1926.501)

2.    Scaffolding (29 CFR 1926.451)

3.    Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200) 6538 violations

4.    Respiratory Protection (1910.134)

5.    Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)

6.    Electrical – Wiring Methods (29 CFR 1910.305)

7.    Powered Industrial Trucks (29 CFR 1910.178)

8.    Ladders (1926.1053)

9.    Electrical – General (29 CFR 1910.303) 2863 violations

10.  Machine Guarding – General Requirement (29 CFR 1910.212)

Resources for Most Frequently Cited Standards

 

LAST YEAR’S LIST = Most Cited Violations of 2010

                    1. Scaffolding
                   
2. Fall Protection
                    3. Hazard Communication
                    4. Respiratory Protection
                    5. Ladders
                    6. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout
                    7. Electrical – Wiring Methods
                    8. Powered Industrial Trucks
                    9. Electrical – General
                  10. Machine Guarding

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