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Safety+Health, OSHA announce ‘Top 10’ violations of 2011

November 1, 2011

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Philadelphia – OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) was the agency’s most frequently cited standard in fiscal year 2011, OSHA and Safety+Health magazine announced Nov. 1 at the NSC 2011 Congress & Expo.

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of enforcement programs at OSHA, presented the Top 10 most frequently cited standards before a crowded group of spectators on the Expo Floor:

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501) – 7,139
  2. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 7,069
  3. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 6,538
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,944
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 3,639
  6. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 3,584
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 3,432
  8. Ladders (1926.1053) – 3,244
  9. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 2,863
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,728

“A lot of these hazards have been around a long time and are easily preventable,” Kapust said during the presentation.

For more details on the Top 10 list and an exclusive interview with Kapust, check out the December issue of Safety+Health.

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