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Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards in 2010

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010):

  1. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction: 29 CRF 1926. 451
  2. Fall protection, construction: 29 CFR 1926.501
  3. Hazard communication standard, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.1200
  4. Ladders, construction 29 CFR 1926.1053
  5. Respiratory protection, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.134
  6. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry: 29 CFR 1910.147
  7. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.305
  8. Powered industrial trucks, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.178
  9. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.303
  10. Machines, general requirements, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.212

The following are the standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in fiscal year 2010 (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010):

  1. Fall protection, construction: 29 CFR 1926.501
  2. Electrical, general requirements, construction: 29 CFR 1926.403
  3. Safety training and education, construction: 29 CFR 1910.21
  4. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry: 29 CFR 1910.147
  5. Machines, general requirements, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.212
  6. General duty clause: Section 5(a)(1) of the OSHA Act
  7. Excavations, requirements for protective systems, construction: 29 CFR 1926.652
  8. Lead, general industry: 29 CFR 1910.1025
  9. Grain handling facilities: 29 CFR 1910.272
  10. Ladders, construction: 29 CFR 1926.1053

For more detailed information, visit Frequently Cited OSHA Standards. At that site, you can generate a report on the most frequently cited federal or state OSHA standards by your SIC code and the number of employees in your establishment.

Source: OSHA.gov

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