OSHA Top 10 Workplace Safety Lists

OSHA Top 10 Workplace Safety Lists

Sep 10, 2020

Hazard notification 1910.1200

Hazard notification standards address chemical hazards that occur or are used in the workplace. OSHA's hazard notification standards are in line with international standards, but this is still the second most cited OSHA violation. Most businesses are not properly enforcing hazard notification rules, and it is clear that many workers are not being trained on the new standards, which came into force in 2013.

The most frequently cited parts of OSHA's hazard communication standards include the implementation of the HAZCOM program, hazardous substance training, and requirements for the development and maintenance of safety data sheets.


3. Scaffolding 1926.451

The OSHA scaffold standard covers the safety requirements of scaffolds and shall be designed and constructed by qualified personnel in strict accordance with that design. The employer must protect all workers using scaffolding from falling and falling objects. In addition, all scaffolds shall be inspected by qualified personnel before use. The workers most affected by scaffolding hazards include those responsible for framing, roofing, siding and masonry.

Frequently referenced parts of SCAFFOLDING that violate OSHA standards include fall protection (including guardrail systems), maintenance using crosswalks, and paving/decorating.


4. Lockout tagout 1910.147

LOTO workers who affect the maintenance, repair and maintenance of equipment or machinery. If the device in operation is suddenly powered on or turned on, there is a danger.

For companies that require LOTO procedures, here are the offending parts of THE LOTO standard that OSHA frequently cites: Common procedures, energy control procedures, periodic inspections, and training.

5. Respiratory protection 1910.134

OSHA respiratory protection standards guide employers in establishing and maintaining respiratory protection programs at the workplace. This standard covers all aspects of respiratory protection, including procedures, management, selection, training, fitness testing, assessment, use, cleaning, maintenance and repair. Employers should also be familiar with OSHA's voluntary use of respirator dust masks!


The most commonly cited parts of OSHA's Respiratory protection Standards include medical assessments, respiratory protection requirements, fitness tests, failure to establish necessary respiratory protection plans, and determination of workplace respiratory hazards.

6. 1926.1053 the ladder

Industrial truck 1910.17

8. Fall protection - Training requirements 1926.503

9. Machine protection 1910.212

Eye and face protection 1926.102

"As an employer, this list can give you a starting point," Says Cappster. "You can look at this list, find the root cause, analyze it and stop it before it happens."