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    OSHA unveils FY 2010 most frequently cited violations

    October 7, 2010

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    The top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations for fiscal year 2010 were announced Tuesday at the National Safety Council 2010 Congress & Expo in San Diego by agency Director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs Thomas Galassi.

    The preliminary list of total violations for the most violated standards is:

      Standard # of Violations
    1 Scaffolding – General Requirements

    (1926.451)

    8,371
    2 Fall Protection – General Requirements

    (1926.501)

    7,559
    3 Hazard Communication (1910.1200) 6,633
    4 Respiratory Protection (1910.134) 3,932
    5 Ladders (1926.1053) 3,820
    6 Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) 3,531
    7 Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) 3,381
    8 Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) 3,224
    9 Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) 2,770
    10 Machine Guarding – General Requirements

    (1910.212)

    2,556



    Look for the finalized list, as well as additional statistics and an exclusive Q&A with Galassi, in the December issue of Safety+Health magazine.



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