Beyond OSHA's Top 10
Head protection and general provisions in construction
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).
*The data presented does not reflect all violations cited by OSHA during fiscal year 2011. OSHA is in a transition period for implementing its new OSHA Information System from its current Integrated Management Information System. This article contains only data from IMIS.
Requires employees working in areas where there is a risk of head injury from impact from falling or flying objects, or from electrical shock and burns, to be protected by protective helmets.
Total violations 1,398
Serious violations 1,216
Willful violations 4
Repeat violations 58
Total initial penalties proposed $3.29 million
General Safety and Health Provisions
Requirements for construction contractors; accident prevention responsibilities; and inspections of the jobsites, materials and equipment.
Total violations 1,361
Serious violations 1,005
Willful violations 0
Repeat violations 57
Total initial penalties proposed $2.96 million
Read coverage of OSHA’s Top 10 from the December 2011 issue – including an exclusive Q&A with the deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, as well as the annual Penalty Box.
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