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OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2014

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced their preliminary top 10 list for the most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2014

The complete top 10 list of most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2014 with examples of violations:

1. Fall Protection (1926.501): 6,143 violations

  • Covering holes
  • Protection of open sides and edges
  • Preventing falls from roofs

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 5,161 violations

  • No written program
  • Provide adequate employee education and training
  • Properly label containers / lack of any label
  • Access to safety data sheets

3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 4,029 violations

  • Problems with scaffold construction
  • Improper access to scaffolding surfaces
  • Lack of guardrails

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,223 violations

  • No written respiratory-protection program
  • Poor fit-test procedures
  • Unsuitable respirator-selection process
  • Procedures to voluntarily use respirators

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5. Lockout / Tagout (1910.147): 2,704 violations

  • Poor or no energy-control procedures
  • Inadequate worker training
  • Incomplete inspections

6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,662 violations

  • Inadequate operator training
  • Inadequate refresher training
  • Condition of trucks when returned to service after repair

7. Electrical (wiring methods) (1910.305): 2,490 violations

  • Flexible cords and cables
  • Boxes and temporary wiring
  • improper use of extension cords
  • Use of temporary wiring as permanent wiring
Click here to see an Executive Overview: OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2013, FY 2012 and FY 2011

8. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,448 violations

  • Damaged side rails
  • Using top ladder step
  • Ladder not suitable for the job
  • Excessive loads on ladders

9. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 2,200 violations

  • Point-of-operation exposures
  • Inadequate or no anchoring of fixed machinery
  • Exposure to blades

10. Electrical (general requirements) (1910.303): 2,056 violations

  • Electric shock
  • Electrocution exposures

 

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Topics: OSHA Top 10 Cited Standards