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Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
Most frequently cited construction 2013
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  • 1. Draft 2 1 2014 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Construction Standards John Newquist
  • 2. # 1 Most Cited - Construction • 1926.501(b)(13) – Fall Protection in Residential • Most violations are for no fall arrest on the roof. • This has been #1 cited since 2007. Work subject to a fall. No fall arrest provided. No guardrails at the window openings.
  • 3. #2 Most Cited - Construction • 1926.1053(b)(1) – Training in the safe use of ladders • Ladders falls killed over 100 workers in the last ten year. • Consider eliminating work from ladders. • Consider putting up scaffold towers with stairs for access. Ladders need to extend 3 feet above the landing. Worker at the top is exposed to a fall also.
  • 4. #3 Most Cited - Construction • 1926.501(b)(1) • Open sided floors 6 feet were not protected with standard guardrails or equivalent. • Guardrails must be 200 pounds of strength. • Consider putting toeboards to prevent slipping under midrails. Caution tape does not meet 200 pounds guardrails.
  • 5. #4 Most Cited - Construction • 1926.100(a) – Hard Hats • Several fatalities with workers hit by falling objects. • Struck by falling objects has killed hundreds in the last 10 years. Workers around fallen pole have no hard hats.
  • 6. #5 Most Cited - Construction • 1926.102(b)(1) • No safety glasses • Hundred of eye injuries each year from work. • http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ topics/eye/ • CPRW has dozens of free tool box talks. http://www.cpwr.com/sites /default/files/publications/ CPWR_Eye_Protection.pdf Eye protection is not worn.
  • 7. #6 Most Cited - Construction • 1926.451(g)(1) – Fall Protection on Scaffolding • Fall protection starts at 10 feet. • Consider requiring fall protection on scaffolds over 4 feet since it is feasible. No guardrails on the levels where the workers are working.
  • 8. • 1926.501(b)(10) • No fall protection for flat roofing • Consider using parapet guardrails and a portable Raptor type fall arrest anchorage. #7 Most Cited Construction No fall protection at the roof edge Parapet clamp type guardrails. Raptor type Fall arrest has saved lives on flat roofs.
  • 9. #8 Most Cited Construction • 1926.453(b)(2)(v) – Fall Protection in Aerial Lifts • Users must receive training in the manufacturer’s instruction. • http://www.ipaf.org/ has training material • These aerial lifts must be operated on level surfaces. • Consider requiring fall arrest in scissor lifts since so many fatalities. (see lower photo) Worker above is not wearing fall arrest
  • 10. #9 Most Cited - Construction • 1926.451(e)(1) - Scaffold Access/Egress • Many citations involve climbing on the cross bracing. Worker will be exposed to fall to get to the scaffold.
  • 11. #10 Most Cited - Construction • 1926.451(b)(1) – Scaffold not Fully Planked each working level Not fully planked, no guardrails, not fully cross braced.
  • 12. Resources • • • • • • www.osha.gov On-site Consultation (FREE) Quick Takes http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes Comments or Corrections go to John Newquist johnanewquist@gmail.com Follow me on Linked-In, Slideshare, Twitter and Facebook. • Thanks to all the hard working OSHA people who make this possible. Thanks to Janet for proofing this.

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