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October 19, 2010

OSHA's Top 10 Violations of 2010

  FallProtection-ODE-8135On Oct. 5, OSHA's director of enforcement programs revealed the 10 most common OSHA safety violations for fiscal year 2010 while addressing a special session at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego.

The list is consistent with top 2009 citations, differing only in the ranking of the same 10 violations. The most common violations relate to falls, contact with equipment and exposure to harmful substances. OSHA issued about 94,000 citations in 2010, and the top ten represent nearly half of total violations issued.

The 10 most cited violations for 2010:
2010 Violation 2009
1Scaffolding, General 
1
2Fall Protection
2
3Hazard Communication
3
4Respiratory Protection
4
5Ladders 
7
6Lockout/Tagout
5
7Electrical, Wiring Methods 
6
8Powered Industrial Trucks 
8
9Electrical, General 
9
10Machine Guarding 
10

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