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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.