In an effort to raise awareness for safety issues, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), compiles their list of citations written every year and releases them to the public. OSHA recently announced the top 10 most commonly issued citations for their 2014 fiscal year (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014).
OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2014
You can click on each item below to be taken to OSHA’s standard.
- 1926.501 - Fall Protection
- 1910.1200 - Hazard Communication
- 1926.451 - Scaffolding
- 1910.134 - Respiratory Protection
- 1910.178 - Powered Industrial Trucks
- 1910.147 - Lockout/Tagout
- 1926.1053 - Ladders
- 1910.305 - Electrical, Wiring Methods
- 1910.212 - Machine Guarding
- 1910.303 - Electrical, General Requirements
To enhance the report, the good people at Optimum Safety Management have taken that list and turned it into a nice looking infographic, which they have generously made available to share. The infographic is below:
OSHA’s 2014 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations Infographic | Optimum Safety Management
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