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Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

for Fiscal 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013)

The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards* following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace.

OSHA's 2013 TOP TEN
Most Frequently Cited Violations

1. Fall protection (C)
2. Hazard communication
3. Scaffolding (C)
4. Respiratory protection
5. Electrical: wiring

C = Construction standard

6. Powered industrial trucks
7. Ladders (C)
8. Lockout/tagout
9. Electrical: systems design
10. Machine guarding

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