Beyond OSHA's Top 10: Construction wiring and housekeeping

October 1, 2012

Every December, Safety+Health presents the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations from the previous fiscal year. In 2012, S+H will go beyond the annual Top 10 by presenting violations 11-30. The data*, supplied by OSHA, represents violations cited (Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011).


Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use
Standard: 1926.405
This standard covers wiring in construction, including general requirements; temporary wiring; cabinets, boxes or fittings; and lighting fixtures.
Total violations 1,119
Serious violations 870
Willful violations 0
Repeat violations 9
Total initial penalties proposed $1.49 million


Standard: 1910.22
This standard is designed to ensure places of employment, passageways, storerooms and service areas are kept clean, orderly and in a sanitary condition.
Total violations 1,012
Serious violations 675
Willful violations 3
Repeat violations 31
Total initial penalties proposed $2.34 million