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November 22, 2011

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2010-11

Fall Protection SignFall Protection, Scaffolding and HazCom top the list of OSHA citations in its 2010-2011 reporting year, accounting for almost half the citations within the list. Fall Protection and Scaffolding traded the top two positions from last year's list. Here are the numbers, and links to the related OSHA standards:
  1. Fall Protection in Construction - 7,139. Falls continue to be the leading cause of death in construction. Standard 1926.501
  2. Scaffolding in Construction - 7,069. Many resulted from improper placement and setup of scaffolds. Standard 1926.451
  3. Hazard Communication - 6,538. Most involved a lack of written Hazard Communication programs, training programs or MSDS management systems. Standard 1910.1200
  4. Respiratory Protection - 3,944. Standard 1910.134
  5. Lockout/Tagout - 3,639. Standard 1910.147
  6. Electrical Wiring - 3,584. Standard 1910.305
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks - 3,432. Standard 1910.178
  8. Ladders in Construction - 3,244. Standard 1926.1053
  9. Electrical General - 2,863. Standard 1910.303
  10. Machine Guarding - 2,748. Standard 1910.212
This list covers the period from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011. It was announced at the National Safety Council's Annual Congress.

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