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The Secret to an OSHA Inspection

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know ahead of time what an OSHA inspector will be looking for
iStock_000007097095XSmallwhen he comes to your work site?  Well, I know the secret.  And, it’s not really a secret.  Just look at OSHA’s top ten citation standards and it becomes quite clear.

In 2015, OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited violations are:

  1. Fall protection (C)
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Scaffolding (C)
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Lockout/tagout
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders (C)
  8. Electrical: wiring
  9. Machine guarding
  10. Electrical: systems design

Those marked with a (C) are construction standards.

So, when OSHA comes knocking, you know the top ten areas they are investigating. And, if you are on a construction site, you know they are going to look hard at fall protection, scaffolding and ladders.

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