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OSHA Most Cited Standards                                                                       

 

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards in fiscal year 2005. (October 2004 through September 2005):

Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)

 

 The following are the standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in fiscal year 2005 (October 2004 through September 2005):

Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
Excavations, requirements for protective systems, construction (29 CFR 1926.652)
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
Excavations, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.651)
General duty clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act)
Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
Aerial lifts, construction (29 CFR 1926.453)
Guarding floor and wall openings and holes, general industry (29 CFR 1910.23)

 

For more detailed information, visit OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page. 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.

OSHA provides a number of resources to help employers comply with these standards, including:


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