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    Beyond OSHA's Top 10: Wiring and excavation

    November 1, 2012

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    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).

    #29

    Electrical – Wiring Design and Protection

    Standard: 1926.404
    This standard requires the use and identification of grounded and grounding conductors.
    Total violations: 953
    Serious violations: 792
    Willful violations: 0
    Repeat violations: 15
    Total initial penalties proposed: $1.72 million

    #30

    Excavation – Protective Systems Requirements

    Standard: 1926.652
    This standard requires adequate systems to protect employees from cave-ins while engaged in excavation work.
    Total violations: 937
    Serious violations: 651
    Willful violations: 84
    Repeat violations: 119
    Total initial penalties proposed: $7.69 million

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

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