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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations of 2010

Oct 05, 2010

OSHA used the National Safety Council's 2010 Congress and Expo to announce the top 10 violations of 2010. Thomas Galassi, OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs made the announcement with Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of OSHA, in attendance. The list was little changed from 2009, with a couple of violations switching places. Hazard Communication violations remained high on the list, and unchanged at #3.

Most Cited Violations of 2010

1. Scaffolding
2. Fall Protection
3. Hazard Communication
4. Respiratory Protection
5. Ladders
6. Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout
7. Electrical - Wiring Methods
8. Powered Industrial Trucks
9. Electrical - General
10. Machine Guarding

Following is the 2009 list:

1. Scaffolding,
2. Fall protection - Construction
3. Hazard communication standard
4.Respiratory protection
5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)
6. Ladders, construction
7. Powered industrial trucks
8. Electrical, wiring methods
9. Electrical systems design
10. Fall protection - Training Requirements

At NSC, OSHA also announced the 10 Most Frequently Cited "Willful Violations"

1. Requirements for Protective Systems
2. Fall Protection
3. Scaffolding
4. Specific Excavation Requirements
5. Permit Required Confined Space
6. Lockout/Tagout
7. Personal Protective Equipment
8. Process Safety Management
9. Machine Guarding
10. Asbestos

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