OSHA’s “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards”

Every year, OSHA releases its list of the “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards” as a way to make employers aware of the standards most cited for violations. The idea is that employers will use the list to identify and fix any hazards that would result in a violation of OSHA’s standards and in turn reduce the number of citations and prevent possible injuries. The idea behind the list is good, but the problem is that it lumps all citations from all industries together in order to come up with the top 10. This means that employers in a given industry that doesn’t have employees working at height might not find it very useful that the most cited standard in 2013 was duty to have fall protection. – Read more at: http://constructiondatacompany.com/oshas-top-10-cited-violations-construction-industry/