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OSHA announces "Top 10" violations of 2012

OSHA "Top 10" violations of 2012

10 June 2013

Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs, OSHA, announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited standards for fiscal 2012 on October 23rd at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Orlando, FL. They are:

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501) - 7,250 citations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) - 4,696 citations
  3. Scaffolds (1926.451) - 3,814 citations
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) - 2,371 citations
  5. Ladders (1926.1053) - 2,310 citations
  6. Machinery and Machine Guarding (1910.212) - 2,097 citations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) - 1,993 citations
  8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) - 1,744 citations
  9. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) - 1,572 citations
  10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) - 1,332 citations