Top 10 OSHA citations: OSHA releases FY 2009 data
OSHA has published data on its most frequently cited standards, as well as penalty amounts, for fiscal year 2009 (October 2008 through September 2009). Two construction standards (scaffolding and fall protection) continue to rank at the top, both in terms of being cited and in highest penalties.

Top 10 most frequently cited standards:

Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)
Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)

Top 10 highest penalty amounts:

Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
Excavations, requirements for protective systems, construction (29 CFR 1926.652)
General duty clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act)
Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119)
Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
Aerial lifts (29 CFR 1926.453)
Permit-required confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146)

Scott Bills
Director, Loss Control Services
Lutgert Insurance
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