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Safety+Health, OSHA announce ‘Top 10’ violations of 2012

October 24, 2012

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Orlando, FL – OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) was the most frequently cited standard in fiscal year 2012, OSHA and Safety+Health magazine announced Oct. 23 at the 2012 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of enforcement programs at OSHA, presented the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited standards before a crowd of attendees on the Expo Floor. They are:

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

Read more details on the Top 10 list and an exclusive interview with Kapust in the December issue of S+H. ​

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