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Beyond OSHA's Top 10

July 1, 2012

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Exit routes and aerial lifts

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).

*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.

 

#21

Maintenance, Safeguards and Operational Features for Exit Routes

Standard: 1910.37
This standard is designed to ensure workplace exit routes are easily accessible and free from hazards.
Total violations: 1,329
Serious violations: 857
Willful violations: 2
Repeat violations: 53
Total initial penalties proposed: $2.22 million


#22

Aerial Lifts

Standard: 1926.453
This standard outlines general requirements for use of aerial lifts. Aerial lifts include vehicle-mounted aerial devices used to elevate personnel to jobsites above ground, such as extensible boom platforms, aerial ladders, articulating boom platforms, vertical towers or a combination of any such devices.
Total violations: 1,299
Serious violations: 1,143
Willful violations: 1
Repeat violations: 81
Total initial penalties proposed: $4.51 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.

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