Wouldn’t it be nice to know ahead of time what an OSHA inspector will be looking for
when 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:
- Fall protection (C)
- Hazard communication
- Scaffolding (C)
- Respiratory protection
- Powered industrial trucks
- Ladders (C)
- Electrical: wiring
- Machine guarding
- 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.