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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2011

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations in the fiscal year 2011. Over the years, the list tends to categorize the same issues, some change in numerical order, but for the most part, the violations listed are ones that are familiar to us. (Click on the link to see the OSHA standard.)

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

This list should be used as a guide to help determine where improvements can be made in your workplace to help keep your employees safe. You can avoid injuries and illnesses by reviewing the standards on this list and making sure you are in compliance with OSHA regulations and following all required safe work practices.

Remember, OSHA publishes these violations so employers can take the necessary steps to find and fix these most commonly cited hazards and/or violations before OSHA pays your facility a visit! OSHA violations can be costly– both in money, and in safety. Let’s be proactive when it comes to employees’ workplace safety and help reduce the number of incidents that occur.


This information is provided as a service to you by Compliance Consultants, Inc.

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