Identifying hazards in the workplace is no easy task, but knowing the top risks can help in your efforts to keep workers safe. For now the ninth straight year, the OSHA top cited standard is Fall Protection: General Requirements with the rest of the list remaining largely unchanged. Lockout/Tagout, which ranked fifth in 2018 traded places with Respiratory Protection for fourth place this year.
1. Fall Protection: General Requirements
Duty to have fall protection 1926.501
2. Hazard Communication
Information concerning classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees 1910.1200
General requirements for scaffold and scaffold components 1926.451
Establishes minimum performance requirements for the control of hazardous energy 1910.147
To prevent atmospheric contamination 1910.134
Requirements for all ladders including job-made ladders. 1926.1053
7. Powered Industrial Trucks
Requirements relating to fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. 1910.178
8. Fall Protection: Training Requirements
Training requirements for employees who might be exposed to fall hazards 1926.503
9. Machine Guarding
General requirements for machine guards 1910.212
10. Eye & Face Protection
Requirements for appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards 1926.102
To learn more on how you can make your workplace a safe and healthy environment, visit the OSHA website, www.osha.gov
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