Construction Resource Manual
Appendix B - 50 Most Frequently Cited Standards


OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Appendix B



Appendix B
50 Most Frequently Cited Standards
January 1,1990 to April 1, 1996
Aggregated Data

Standard Title Total
Violations
Serious Willful Repeated Uncl Other
1926.59 Hazard Communication Program, List of Chemicals, Training, MSDS's. 66008 38289 21 1764 5 25865
1926.500b&d (old standard) Guardrails on open sided floors, floor holes and runways. 9837 8535 50 427 17 763
1926.404b Ground fault circuit interrupters or an assured equipment grounding conductor program in use. 8974 6674 7 412 4 1877
1926.21b The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions. 7975 6706 50 157 7 1055
1926.451d Tubular welded scaffolds shall be properly braced so that it is plumb, square and rigid; legs on plumb, adjustable , mud sills etc. to support the maximum load; guardrails and toeboards shall be installed. 7178 6106 96 542 11 423
1926.100a Head protection, where there is a possible danger of head injury. 6912 6012 9 233 3 655
1926.404f6 Grounding paths not permanent and continuous. 5850 3831 2 201 0 1816
1926.652a1 Excavation protective systems; examination by competent person when less than 5 feet in depth. 5529 4443 422 456 40 168
1926.20b1 Employer responsibility to initiate and maintain safety and health programs. 5345 3525 16 100 2 1702
1926.20b2 Employer responsibility to provide for frequent and regular inspections by designated competent persons. 4385 3721 17 86 2 559
1926.451e Manually propelled scaffolds shall have tight planking for the full width, platforms secured, ladder or stairway provided, , suitable footing , stand plumb, wheels locked, guardrails and toeboards. 3800 3324 9 101 2 346
1926.152a1 Electrical wiring shall be installed with the requirements of Subpart K. 3618 2014 2 70 1 1157
1926.1052c1 Stairrail and handrail along each unprotected edge. 3614 2348 4 14 1 1157
1926.25a Debris, scrap lumber with protruding nails, not cleared fro work areas, stairs and around structures. 3478 1918 4 101 1 1454
1926.50 First aid shall be available in the absence of an infirmary, or other that is reasonable accessible, first aid supplies shall be accessible and telephone numbers posted. 3358 834 0 34 2 2488
1926.451a,13 Scaffolding safe access not provided by ladder or equivalent. 3306 2889 18 166 1 232
1926.651k1 Excavations, protective systems, inspected daily by a competent person and as needed. 3252 2801 43 113 5 290
1926.28a The employer is responsible for the wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment. 3240 2703 28 71 3 435
1926.403b2 Employer shall ensure electrical equipment is free from recognized hazards, is suitable, is used in accordance with the listing, labeling or certification. 3149 1873 0 39 0 1237
1926.451a4 Scaffolding shall have guardrails and toeboards when more than 10 feet high and when 4-10 feet with less than 45 inches of workspace . 2811 2493 27 101 3 187
1926.405g2 Flexible cords shall be used without splice or tap; strain relief shall be provided. 2731 1487 0 52 0 1192
1926.405b Electrical boxes, fittings shall have covers, faceplates or canopy and holes shall be smooth where cords pass through; and unused openings in cabinets/boxes shall be closed. 2471 1662 0 41 0 7680
1926.701b Reinforcing steel onto which employees could fall shall be guarded. 2434 2130 3 76 0 225
1926.1053b1 Portable ladder side rails extend at least 3 feet or be secured at top. 2396 1988 3 32 2 371
1926.651j2 Excavations shall have materials or equipments placed at least 2 feet from the edge. 2253 1903 20 111 3 216
1926.651c2 Excavations shall have a safe means of egress such as ladders, reaps etc. 2157 1774 26 87 3 267
1926.150c1 Portable firefighting equipment shall be provided and extinguishers shall be inspected periodically. 2136 910 2 49 2 1179
1926.102a1 Eye and face protection shall be provided. 2131 1813 3 28 1 286
1926.300b2 Guards for power tools shall be used and moving parts of equipments shall be guarded. 2037 1822 0 25 1 189
1926.350a9 Oxygen cylinders in storage shall be separated from fuel gas cylinders by at least 20 feet or a fire resistance barrier. 1919 1218 1 73 2 625
1926.405a2ii e&f Temporary lights shall be protected from breakage, not suspended by their cords and extension cord. 1815 983 0 36 0 796
1926.350j Technical portions of ANSI Z49.1-1967. 1777 1115 1 75 3 583
1926.405a2iii Temporary wiring over 600 volts shall have barriers to prevent access of unauthorized and qualified personnel. 1702 1011 0 38 0 653
1926.405a2iij Extension cords used with portable electric tools shall be of three wire type and designed for hard or extra hard usage. 1672 840 0 15 0 817
1926.105a Workplaces more than 25 feet above the ground or water shall have safety nets when ladders, safety lines/belts, temporary floors, scaffolds, catch platform are not practical. 1527 1306 105 70 12 34
1926.304f Woodworking tools/machinery shall meet requirements of ANSI 01.1-1961. 1501 1398 3 18 1 81
1926.1051a Stairway or ladder shall be provided at all access points where there is a break in elevation of 19 inches or more. 1486 1071 6 7 0 456
1926.403i2 Electrical live parts shall be guarded. 1402 1203 1 28 0 170
1926.416e1 Electrical cords or cables shall not be used when worn or frayed. 1339 693 0 17 1 628
1926.451a2 Scaffold footing or anchorage shall be sound, rigid anc capable of carrying the maximum intended load. 1183 1009 4 30 0 140
1926.1060a Ladder and stairway training shall be provided. 1127 699 2 4 2 420
1926.500c1 (old standard) Wall opening shall be guarded. 1120 1028 6 37 0 49
1926.404f7 Electrical equipment connected by cord and plug shall be grounded except if there is an isolating transformer or the tool is double insulated. 1064 681 0 41 0 342
1926.556b2 When working from an aerial lift a body belt and lanyard attached to the boom or basket. 1009 939 6 17 0 47
1926.501b1 (new standard) Guardrails, safety nets or personal fall arrest systems shall be used at 6 feet or more. 985 872 44 31 4 34
1926.451a14 Scaffold planking shall extend over their end supports not less than 6 inches and not more than 12 inches. 940 820 2 11 0 107
1926.602a9 Bi-directional earth moving equipment shall have audible alarms. 932 586 1 36 0 309
1926.451a3 Scaffolding shall be erected, moved, dismantled or altered under the supervision of a competent person. 922 856 4 11 0 51
1926.95a Personal protective equipment shall be provided, used and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition. 921 765 24 15 7 110
1926.550b2 Cranes, crawler, truck or locomotive, shall meet the design, testing, maintenance, and operation per ANSI B30.5-1968. The most recent certification shall be on file until a new one is prepared. 921 639 30 16 2 234