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OSHA Top 10 Violations

Every year OSHA releases a list of the top ten most frequently cited OSHA standards. Training is a key part of avoiding citations and creating a safe work environment.

Below is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards from 2018, the most recent published data. Under each standard are a few sample courses you could use to train employees.

Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)

  • Construction Fall Protection: We All Win
  • Surviving The Fall: The Proper Use Of Your Personal Fall Arrest System
  • Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)

  • Hazard Communication and The Global Harmonizing System
  • Hazard Communication and GHS: What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Hazard Communication Program: To The Point
  • Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)

  • Supported Scaffolding Safety In Industrial And Construction Environments
  • Inspection Basics for Supported Scaffolds
  • Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)

  • Breathe Safely: The Proper Use of Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Protection and Safety
  • Respiratory Protection: Your Guide to Clean Breathing
  • Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)

  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out
  • Lockout/Tagout: To The Point
  • Lockout Tagout: It Would Have Saved His Life
  • Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)

  • Ladder Safety
  • Ladders: Using Ladders Safely
  • Ladder Safety
  • Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)

  • Forklift Operator Certification 1: Operator Training And Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Forklift Operator Certification 2: Stability
  • Forklift Operator Certification 3: Loading And Operation
  • Forklift Operator Certification 4: Classification And Refueling
  • Fall Protection–Training Requirements (29 CFR 1926.503)

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems: To The Point
  • Walking And Working Surfaces
  • Slips, Trips And Falls
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212)

  • Machine Guarding and Operator Safety
  • Machine Guarding and Safety Devices: To The Point
  • Eye and Face Protection (29 CFR 1926.102)

  • Eye Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Your Final Defense

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