Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

July 30, 2015

The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards* following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace.

  1. Fall Protection
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Powered Industrial Trucks
  6. Lockout/Tagout
  7. Ladders
  8. Electrical, Wiring Methods
  9. Machine Guarding
  10. Electrical, General Requirements

*As of 10/28/14

Visit the DOL’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration website for links to each standard.