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OSHA Top Ten Stadards

Below are the top ten most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA.  This list is published to make employees aware of these commonly cited standards in order to take methods to find and fix recognized hazards.  Workplaces see far too many preventable injuries and illnesses.

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards
for Fiscal 2010 (Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010)

Federal Data
As of Oct. 8, 2010

  1. 1926.451 – Scaffolding
  2. 1926.501 – Fall Protection
  3. 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication
  4. 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
  5. 1926.1053 – Ladders
  6. 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout
  7. 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods
  8. 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
  9. 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements
  10. 1910.212 – Machine Guarding