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Scaffolding Violations Again Top OSHA's Most-Cited List

OSHA published data on its most frequently cited standards, as well as penalty amounts, for fiscal year 2008 (October 2007 through September 2008). For a second year in a row, two construction standards--scaffolding and fall protection--rank at the top, both in terms of being cited and in highest penalties.

The top 10 most frequently cited standards for the year are:
Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related topic page]
Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)

The top 10 highest penalty amounts for the year are:
Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
Electrical, hazardous (classified) locations (29 CFR 1910.307)
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
Excavations, requirements for protective systems, construction (29 CFR 1926.652)
Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
General duty clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act)
Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
Walking-working surfaces, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.22)
Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119)

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