The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for fiscal year 2014, which ended on Sept. 30, 2014.
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.
- 1926.501 – Fall Protection
- 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication
- 1926.451 – Scaffolding
- 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
- 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
- 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout
- 1926.1053 – Ladders
- 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods
- 1910.212 – Machine Guarding
- 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements
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