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OSHA’s Top 10 violations

Which OSHA standards are tripping up companies the most in recent inspections?

Many in the Top 10 are all-too common causes of workplace fatalities: falls, accidents involving forklifts and electrocutions.

OSHA released its revised list for the first nine months of the 2008 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008) at the National Safety Council annual congress.

  1. Scaffolding — Construction (1926.451), 7,027 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200), 4,973 violations
  3. Fall Protection — Construction (1926.501), 4,797 violations
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134), 3,062 violations
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147), 2,937 violations
  6. Electrical — Wiring (1910.305), 2,524 violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (forklifts) (1910.178), 2,437 violations
  8. Machine Guarding — General requirements (1910.212) 2,138 violations
  9. Ladders in construction (1926.1053) 2,135 violations
  10. Electrical — General requirements (1910.303), 2,016 violations.

To find the most common violations in your industry, click here.

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