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Beyond OSHA's Top 10

February 1, 2012

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Recordkeeping criteria and fall protection training

Every December, Safety+Health presents the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations from the previous fiscal year.

Throughout 2012, S+H will go beyond the annual Top 10 by presenting violations 11-30. The data*, supplied by OSHA, represents violations cited in FY 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 – Sept. 30, 2011).




#11

Recordkeeping Forms and Recording Criteria
Standard: 1904.29

This standard covers the requirements for recording injuries and illnesses, including what types of forms to use and what information must be provided.

Total violations 2,037
Serious violations  7
Willful violations 4
Repeat violations 35
Total initial penalties proposed $1.14 million



#12

Fall Protection – Training Requirements
Standard: 1926.503

For each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards, employers are required to provide a training program to enable employees to recognize fall hazards and know procedures to minimize the risks. The training provisions outlined in this requirement are a supplement and clarify requirements in the Safety Training and Education Standard (1926.21).

Total violations 1,953
Serious violations  1,682
Willful violations 1
Repeat violations 56
Total initial penalties proposed $3.75 million 



Read coverage of OSHA’s Top 10 from the December 2011 issue – including an exclusive Q&A with the deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, as well as the annual Penalty Box.

*The data presented does not reflect all violations cited by OSHA during fiscal year 2011. OSHA is in a transition period for implementing its new OSHA Information System from its current Integrated Management Information System. This article contains only data from IMIS.

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