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Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

Listed below are the top 10 most often violated OSHA Standards in General Industry for Manufacturing during the October 2006 through September 2007. Penalties shown reflect current rather than initial amounts.

Rank

Standard Violated

Description

# of Citations

Average Penalty

1

1910.147 The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) 3,273 $1,115

2

1910.1200 Hazard Communication 2,803

$244

3

1910.212 Machines, General Requirements 2,342 $1,304

4

1910.134 Respiratory Protection 2,317 $349

5

1910.305 Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use 2,115

$510

6

 1910.178 Powered industrial trucks 1,999

$611

7

1910.303 Electrical - general requirements 1,573

$621

8

1910.219 Mechanical power-transmission apparatus 1,540

$588

9

1910.215 Abrasive Wheel Machinery 1,052 $410

10

1910.132 PPE - general requirements 991 $568

Source: OSHA records for fiscal year 2007

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Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

Listed below are the top 10 most often violated OSHA Standards for Construction during the period October 2006 through September 2007. Penalties shown reflect current rather than initial amounts.

Rank

Standard Violated

Description

# of Citations

Average Penalty

1 1926.451 Scaffolds - general requirements 10,721

$915

2

1926.501

Duty to have fall protection

6,975

$1,250
3 1926.1053 Ladders 3,008

$549

4 1926.503 Fall protection - training requirements

2,027

$474

5 1926.20 General safety and health provisions 1,999

$713

6

1926.453

Aerial lifts 1,964 $925
7 1926.651 Specific excavation requirements. 1,955 $1,372
8

1926.100

Head protection 1,877

$557

9 1910.1200 Hazard communication 1,738

$1487

10 1926.454 Scaffolds - training requirements 1,457

$470

Source: OSHA records for fiscal year 2007

OSHA lists the most common citations according to SIC Code. Go to www.osha.gov. "Inspection Data". There, you can search by SIC Code, size of company, and state and federal jurisdiction.

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