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Equipment Spotlight: OSHA Violations

By matching department needs to available resources, managers can protect workers on the work site

By Thomas A. Westerkamp  
OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: Equipment Training Options To Minimize Risk, Maximize SafetyPt. 2: Understanding Equipment Training Needs To Maximize SafetyPt. 3: Equipment Safety Training: Turning Training into ResultsPt. 4: This Page

Here are the top 10 most frequently cited regulation violations from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

1. Fall protection, construction29 CFR 1926.501

2. Hazard communication standard, general industry29 CFR 1910.1200

3.Scaffolding, general requirements, construction29 CFR 1926.451

4. Respiratory protection, general industry29 CFR 1910.134

5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry29 CFR 1910.147

6. Ladders, construction29 CFR 1926.1053

7. Powered industrial trucks, general industry29 CFR 1910.178

8. Fall Protection, training requirements29 CFR 1926.503

9. Machinery and machine guarding, general requirements29 CFR 1910.212

10. Eye and face protection29 CFR 1926.102

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