August 2007 Safety Training Newsletter

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To help you make the most effective safety and training decisions Safety Training Specialists, Inc. is sending you the Cal OSHA published lists of most frequently cited standards and most costly citations.

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  • Scaffolding Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing
  • Forklift Safety
  • Hazardous Waste Handling
  • HAZWOPER

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Most Frequently Cited Standards

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards in fiscal year 2007 (October 2006 through September 2007):

1.                  Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
(29 CFR 1926.451) [related topic page]

2.                  Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
[related topics page]

3.                  Hazard communication standard, general industry
(29 CFR 1910.1200) [related topic page]

4.                  Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout),
general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related topic page]

5.                  Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR
1910.134) [related topic page]

6.                  Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29
CFR 1910.178) [related topic page]

7.                  Electrical, wiring methods, components and
equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305) [related topic page]

8.                  Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related
topic page]

9.                  Machines, general requirements, general industry
(29 CFR 1910.212) [related topics page]

10.              Electrical systems design, general requirements,
general industry (29 CFR 1910.303) [related topic page]

The following are the standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in fiscal year 2007 (October 2006 through September 2007):

1.                  Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
(29 CFR 1926.451) [related topic page]

2.                  Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
[related topics page]

3.                  Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout),
general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related topic page]

4.                  Excavations, requirements for protective systems,
construction (29 CFR 1926.652) [related topics page]

5.                  Machines, general requirements, general industry
(29 CFR 1910.212) [related topics page]

6.                  General duty clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act)

7.                  Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29
CFR 1910.178) [related topic page]

8.                  Excavations, general requirements, construction
(29 CFR 1926.651) [related topics page]

9.                  Aerial lifts (29 CFR 1926.453) [related topics page]

10.              Guarding floor and wall openings and holes, general
industry (29 CFR 1910.23) [related topics page]

For more detailed information, visit Frequently Cited OSHA Standards.
At that site, you can generate a report on the most frequently cited federal or state OSHA standards by your SIC code and the number of employees in your establishment.