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2020 Top 10 OSHA Violations

Most Cited OSHA Violations and How to Prevent Them

Top 10 OSHA Violations

Develop A Robust Safety Plan To Prevent Common OSHA Violations For 2020

The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA.

1Fall Protection, General RequirementsFall protection must be provided at 4-ft. in general industry.
2Hazard CommunicationComply with chemical hazard communication requirements.
3Scaffolds, General RequirementsProtect employees from falls of 10-ft. or higher.
4Lockout/TagoutControl hazardous energy during service and maintenance of machines and equipment.
5Respiratory ProtectionEstablish or maintain a respiratory protection program with requirements for worksite specific procedures, training, fit testing, respirator use, cleaning, maintenance and repair.
6LaddersProvide training to minimize fall hazards.
7Powered Industrial TrucksRequire operator training and evaluation to avoid accidents.
8Fall Protection, TrainingRequire a training program for each employee exposed to fall hazards.
9Machine GuardingWarn operators and other employees about machinery hazards.
10Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment, Eye and Face ProtectionProvide PPE to workers exposed to eye or face hazards.
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