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