OSHA: Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

The majority of injuries that occur in the workplace are preventable.

The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following worksite inspections by federal OSHA in 2010. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about commonly cited standards so employers can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards before OSHA shows up.


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

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OSHA: Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Sarah McGorry