Tuesday, April 5, 2011

OSHA’s 2010 List of Top Ten Most Common Violations

According to Risk & Insurance Online, OSHA has released its Top 10 list of most frequently cited violations. These violations are cited by OSHA because of the significant dangers they pose to workers.
  1. Scaffolding - general requirements. Scaffolding regulations aim to protect construction workers from falls and falling objects while working on or near scaffolding at heights of 10 feet or more.
  2. Fall protection - general requirements. Fall protection regulations are designed to protect employees on a walking/working surface with an unprotected side or edge above 6 feet.
  3. Hazard communication – Thee guidelines address chemical hazards and the communication of them to workers.
  4. Respiratory protection – Respiratory regulations direct employers in establishing/maintaining a respiratory protection program.
  5. Ladders - general requirements for all ladders. These requirements protect workers from fall dangers.
  6. Lockout/tagout – These regulations addresses the control of hazardous energy during servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment.
  7. Electrical - wiring methods. These guidelines deal with the grounding of electrical equipment, wiring, and insulation.
  8. Powered industrial trucks –These rules cover the design, maintenance, and operation of powered industrial trucks.
  9. Electrical - general requirements. These requirements deal with general safety requirements for designing electrical systems.
  10. Machine guarding - general requirements. These rules cover guarding of machinery to protect operators and other employees from hazards.
If you’ve sustained a work-related injury either as a result of OSHA violations, or otherwise, you may be entitled to Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits, including wage loss benefits, medical expense benefits, permanent partial disability benefits and/or rehabilitation benefits.

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1 comment:

  1. Following OSHA rules and guidelines and taking or providing workers the right safety training programs are the best ways to make sure that penalties and citations from osha is avoided (those can climb to thousands and hundreds of dollars)


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