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10 Most Cited OSHA Violations in 2012 – Three From Construction


10 Most Cited OSHA Violations

One of the mini-articles that stood out from the various stats was the OSHA violations that resulted in a citation. The OSHA and BLS websites are very well stocked with almost any type of employment injury statistics imaginable.

An associated article on this subject was the rate of construction fatalities.  One can see why OSHA heavily fines for any type of construction safety deficit.

Logo Of OSHA Violations Text Graphic
Wikimedia Commons – U.S. Government

Three out of the Top 10 were construction related.   (Fall Protection, Scaffolding, and Ladders).  This does relate directly to the construction fatality article from earlier this week.   Fall prevention seems to be the main concern with OSHA in the construction area.

The links to OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics page for each standard was left in place.

Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in FY2012

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in the fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012):

  1. Fall protection, construction related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  2. Hazard communication standard, general industry [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry[related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  7. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  8. Ladders, construction [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  9. Machines, general requirements, general industry [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  10. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]

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