The South Carolina OSHA office has compiled a list of the 10 most cited standards in calendar year 2010 to make employers and employees more aware of the common hazards found in the workplace.
OSHA compiled three lists: the most cited standards in general industry, the most cited standards in construction and the most cited standards in all industries.
“Awareness is key to having a safe and healthy worksite,” OSHA Administrator Dottie Ison said.
To further increase awareness, Ison invited employers to take advantage of the free training offered by the South Carolina Office of OSHA Voluntary Programs. The office provides a variety of free training programs and presentations designed to reduce or eliminate safety and health hazards in the workplace. Training is available upon request and may be presented on-site (requiring participation of 12 or more employees) or through regional training programs coordinated by the training staff.
Most Frequently Cited Standards, January 1 - December 31, 2010
||General Duty Clause|
||No written hazard communication program|
||Inadequate guardrails on open sides and ends of scaffold platforms|
||Recordkeeping logs not provided with 4 business hours when requested|
||No fall protection for employees working above 6 feet in residential construction|
||No fall protection for unprotected sides and edges above 6 feet|
||No body belt worn when working from an aerial lift|
||Inadequate training on hazardous chemicals|
||Unguarded reciprocating, rotating or moving parts of equipment|
||No audible alarms for material handling equipment|
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