Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards in General Industry 2013


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The list of the top ten individual standards cited by OSHA in 2013 are here in this presentation. The electrical citation is new and the fist time ever making the top ten.

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  • 773 Serious, 0 Willful, 26 Repeats $744k1910.215(b)(9)Exposure adjustment. Safety guards of the types described in Subparagraphs (3) and (4) of this paragraph, where the operator stands in front of the opening, shall be constructed so that the peripheral protecting member can be adjusted to the constantly decreasing diameter of the wheel. The maximum angular exposure above the horizontal plane of the wheel spindle as specified in paragraphs (b)(3) and (4) of this section shall never be exceeded, and the distance between the wheel periphery and the adjustable tongue or the end of the peripheral member at the top shall never exceed one-fourth inch. (See Figures O-18, O-19, O-20, O-21, O-22, and O-23.)
  • Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards in General Industry 2013

    1. 1. Draft 12 30 2013 Most Frequently OSHA Standards in General Industry FY 2013 John Newquist
    2. 2. #1 1910.1200(e)(1) • No written hazard communication program • Must contain a list of hazardous chemicals used in your workplace. • Temps must be trained.
    3. 3. #2 1910.212 (a)(1) • Machines not guarded. • Press Brakes • CPL 02-01-025 - CPL 21.25 - Guidelines for Point of Operation Guarding of Power Press Brakes • Light Curtains must be checked everyday. Light Curtains are one method of guarding.
    4. 4. #2 1910.212 (a)(1) • Lathes • Several lathes accidents. • Full guarding should be installed.
    5. 5. #2 1910.212 (a)(1) • Conveyors rotating parts • The in running nip of the roller fabric and the driver roller can guarded. • Emergency Stop Button and Pull Cords that stop the conveyor must be provided.
    6. 6. #3 1910.1200(h) • No training employees in the new GHS standard • Pictograms • 16 Element SDS • 6 Elements of a GHS label • This was due Dec. 1, 2013
    7. 7. #4 1910.303(b)(2) • Use of non listed electrical equipment • Homemade duplex boxes not allowed. • Power taps must be used indoor and not strung together.
    8. 8. #5 1910.23(c)(1) • Open sided floors were not guarded. • Catwalks, mezzanines, and docks could be cited for this. • If you are on a roof within 15 feet of the edge, you are considered exposed.
    9. 9. #6 1910.151(c) • No Eye wash • A must if corrosives are used.
    10. 10. #7 1910.215(b)(9) • No tongue guard on grinder within ¼ inch.
    11. 11. #8 1910.178(L)(1)(i) • No certified and trained forklift operator • Must be hands on and classroom. Forklift ran over an unsecured falling LPG tank. The propane gas ignited a millisecond later.
    12. 12. #9 1910.134(e)(1) • No medical evaluation for employees using respirators. • Most use a clinic that will send a written certificate that the user can wear a respirator.
    13. 13. #10 1910.147(c)(4)(i) • No specific lockout procedures • This is a common item found in many inspection. • Boilers, conveyors, cutting machines are common items most commonly left out.
    14. 14. Resources • • • • • • On-site Consultation (FREE) Quick Takes Comments or Corrections go to John Newquist Follow me on Facebook, Slideshare, Twitter. And Linked-In. • Thanks to all the hard working OSHA people who make this possible. Janet and Terry Krug for proofing this.