OSHA unveils FY 2010 most frequently cited violations

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


2 Fall Protection – General Requirements


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



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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