OSHA's Top Ten Citations

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency within the United States Department of Labor.  OSHA’s primary function is to inspect workplaces including manufacturing facilities and construction sites to ensure compliance with its safety and health standards.  As a result of these inspections, OSHA in most cases issues citations to employers for violations of OSHA’s standards observed during the inspection.  Below is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in 2011.??

1. Scaffolding (29 CFR 1926.451) – This standard applies to construction sites and provides the general safety requirements for the construction and use of scaffolding.??

2. Fall Protection (29 CFR 1926.501) – This rule is to protect employees from falling off, onto or through working levels and covers most construction workers.?..

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