Fiscal 2004

Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Violations (for 2004)

Here are the standards most frequently cited by federal OSHA 
when inspecting manufacturing sites from October 2003 through September 2004:

Order

Standard /Subject

Standard_Section
(29 CFR)

1. Lockout/Tagout, Control of hazardous energy 1910.147
2. Hazard Communication (Chemical Safety) 1910.1200
3. Machines, General Requirements 1910.212
4. Respiratory Protection 1910.134
5. Electrical, Wiring Methods, Components & Equipment 1910.305
6. Mechanical Power Transmission Apparatus 1910.219
7. Power Industrial Trucks 1910.178
8. Electrical Systems, General Requirements 1910.305
9. Abrasion Wheel Machinery 1910.215
10. Mechanical Power Presses 1910.219

 

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Fiscal 2000

Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Violations (for 2000)

Order

Standard_Section
(29 CFR)

Standard /Subject

Total Violations

1. 1910.1200 Hazard Communication (Chemical Safety) 7233
2. 1926.451 Scaffolding 7134
3. 1926.501 Fall Protection 4421
4. 1910.134 Respiratory Protection 3974
5. 1910.147 Lockout/Tagout 3875
6. 1910.305 Electrical Wiring 3125
7. 1910.212 Machine Guarding 2797
8. 1910.178 Power Industrial Trucks 2334
9. 1910.303 Electrical Systems 2223
10. 1910.219 Mechanical Power Transmission 2191

 

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Fiscal 1999

15 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations

The following information was obtained from OSHA. As in recent years, HazCom (program-#1, training-#2) and recordkeeping (information #2, program #6, log #8) violations remain at the top of the 1999 list.  A checklist of required documents and training (for labs and for general work areas) as well as other information on NMSU safety programs are provided on the Environmental Health and Safety website

Standard_Section
(29 CFR)

Standard

Subject

Total Violations

1910.1200(e)(1) HazCom/General Industry Written Program 1,761
1910.1200(h) HazCom/General Industry Information & Training 1,131
1910.212(a)(1) Machine Guarding Guarding Methods 1,038
1926.501(b)(1) Fall Protection Unprotected Sides &Edges 807
1910.215(b)(9) Abrasive Wheel Machinery  Guarding Methods 784
1910.147(c)(1) Lockout/Tagout Energy Control Program 714
1910.151(c) Medical Services & First Aid Eye Wash Facilities 707
1904.2(a) Recordkeeping OSHA 200 Log 695
1926.21(b)(2) General Safety Training  Unsafe Conditions 686
1910.219(d)(1) Mechanical Power Trans.Apparatus Guarding of Pulleys 683
1926.451(d)(10) Scaffolding Standard Guardrail 677
1926.100(a) Head Protection Unprotected 661
1910.212(a)(3)(ii) Machine Guarding Employees Point of Operation Guarding 593
1910.23(c)(1) Guarding Floor & Wall Openings Unprotected Sides & Edges  583
1926.652(a)(1)   Excavations Protection from Cave-ins 575

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