Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards Violated in FY2017

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017):

1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

2.Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]

3.Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

4.Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

5.Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

6.Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

7. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

8. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

9. Fall Protection–Training Requirements (29 CFR 1926.503) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

10. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305) [OSHA Safety and Health Topics page

OSHA publishes the Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards annually as a guide for employers to address the biggest safety risks facing their employees.

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