***** Federal OSHA's most frequently cited violations for 2011******

********** Minnesota's Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2011 **********


 

Most Frequently Cited Standards / penalties / Federal OSHA -

Fiscal 2011

 

Posted November 3, 2011

OSHA has published data on its most frequently cited standards, as well as penalty amounts for fiscal year 2011 (October 2010 through September 2011). The results show that the ‘Top 10’ most frequently cited standards make up almost 44 percent of the citations issued with fall protection in construction and hazard communication in general industry leading the way.

Top 10 most frequently cited standards:

bulletDuty to have fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
bullet Scaffolds, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
bullet Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
bullet Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
bulletControl of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
bullet Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
bullet Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
bullet Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
bullet Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)
bullet Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
The following are the standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in fiscal year 2009 (October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009):
  1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  2. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  3. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  4. Excavations, requirements for protective systems, construction (29 CFR 1926.652) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  5. Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  6. General duty clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act)
  7. Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  8. Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  9. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  10. Aerial lifts (29 CFR 1926.453) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]

 

MINNESOTA OSHA's most frequently cited standards

Federal fiscal year 2009

 

Standard

Description

Frequency

Minneosta Rules 5206.0700

Employee Right to Know Standard

437

1926.501

Fall Protection

355

1910.147

Lockout / Tagout

255

Minnesota Statutes 182.653 subd. 8

AWAIR Program

248

1910.305

Electrical wiring methods, components and equipment for general use in general industry

235

1910.212

Machinery and machine guarding – general requirements

230

1910.134

Respiratory protection

169

1926.405

Electrical wiring methods, components and equipment for general use in the construction industry

163

1926.651

Excavation requirements

146

1926.451

Scaffolds – general requirements

143