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2012 Top 10 OSHA Citations

Julie Copeland

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We’re nearing the end of 2012 and welcoming in a new calendar year.  In fiscal year 2012, which ran from October 2011 through September 2012,Workplace Hazards The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted almost 41,000 workplace safety and health inspections. Here are the top 10 citations the agency handed to companies:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) Total violations: 7,250
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 4,696
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 3,814
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,371
  5. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,310
  6. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 2,097
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,993
  8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305): 1,744
  9. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,572
  10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303): 1,332

It’s time to say farewell to 2012 and to look forward to a safer 2013 with much lower violation statistics. Don’t know where to start…Contact your Arbill representative today to discuss safety audits and training. We can work together to create a culture of safety in your organization. Visit our website for more information and subscribe to our safety blog to stay informed.

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