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    Beyond OSHA's Top 10: Construction wiring and housekeeping

    October 1, 2012

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    Every December, Safety+Health presents the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations from the previous fiscal year. In 2012, S+H will go beyond the annual Top 10 by presenting violations 11-30. The data*, supplied by OSHA, represents violations cited (Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011).

    #27

    Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use
    Standard: 1926.405
    This standard covers wiring in construction, including general requirements; temporary wiring; cabinets, boxes or fittings; and lighting fixtures.
    Total violations 1,119
    Serious violations 870
    Willful violations 0
    Repeat violations 9
    Total initial penalties proposed $1.49 million

    #28

    Housekeeping
    Standard: 1910.22
    This standard is designed to ensure places of employment, passageways, storerooms and service areas are kept clean, orderly and in a sanitary condition.
    Total violations 1,012
    Serious violations 675
    Willful violations 3
    Repeat violations 31
    Total initial penalties proposed $2.34 million

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