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Cal/OSHA's Top 10 Violations

Which Violations are prompting OSHA Citations? Cal/OSHA inspectors have been hard at work investigating and fining employers for not complying with the General Industry and Construction Safety Orders.

Here are the 10 most frequently cited standards for 2004:

CAL/OSHA Standard

 

Number of Violations

3203: Injury and Illness Prevention Program

 

1527

1509: Construction Injury and Illness Prevention Program

 

964

342: Reporting Work-Connected Injuries

 

607

6151: Portable Fire Extinguishers

 

484

5194: Hazard Communication

 

470

3314: Control of Hazardous Energy, including lockout/ tagout

 

361

5144: Respiratory Protection

 

304

2340.023: Unguarded Openings

 

302

1529: Asbestos

 

263

461: Permits to Operate Air Tanks

 

256

Note that bloodbborne pathogens, which ranked #10 in 2003, is absent from the 2004 list.

* Information originally published by Cal/OSHA Compliance Advisor.


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