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Safety+Health releases Top 10 OSHA violations for FY2013

October 1, 2013

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Chicago – Fall protection is once again the most frequently cited OSHA standard, Safety+Health magazine announced Oct. 1 at the 2013 NSC Congress & Expo.

Before a crowded audience on the Expo Floor, Kyle W. Morrison, senior associate editor for S+H, presented a preliminary list of OSHA's Top 10 most frequently cited standards for fiscal year 2013:

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501) – 8,241
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 6,156
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 5,423
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,879
  5. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 3,452
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 3,340
  7. Ladders (1926.1053) – 3,311
  8. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 3,254
  9. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 2,745
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,701

OSHA supplied the preliminary data. For more details on the Top 10 list, read the December issue of Safety+Health magazine.