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A Closer Look at OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2015

Turning the page on a new year is a good time to take a closer look at OSHA's top 10 most cited standards for 2015 with an eye towards planning to improve workplace safety.

OSHA suggests that employers consider the list as a resource to help identify safety risks and perform mitigation.

Here, then, is OSHA’s 2015 list of the top cited standards and each category’s total number of violations for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2015.

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Executive Summary - OSHA Statistics

Federal OSHA coverage

Federal OSHA with their state partners they have approximately 2,200 inspectors responsible for the health and safety of 130 million workers, employed at more than 8 million worksites around the nation — which translates to about one compliance officer for every 59,000 workers.

Federal OSHA has 10 regional offices and 90 local area offices.

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OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2014

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:

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Comparing OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2013, FY 2012 and FY 2011

There has been a significant (45%) increase in safety violations cited by OSHA from 2012 to 2013. In addition to the increased number of violations, OSHA has also increased the number of press releases publicizing hefty fines.

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OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced their top 10 list for the most frequently cited workplace-safety violations for FY 2013. The number one most cited violation was fall protection.

There has been a significant increase in the total number of violations from FY 2012 to FY 2013. 

The complete top 10 list of most frequently cited workplace-safety violations for 2013 follows:

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