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Fiscal Year 2015 Top 10 Construction Violations

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Below is the list of the most cited OSHA violations for the construction industry (NAICS Code: 23 Construction) for Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2014 – September 2015).

The top nine standards making up the list are the same top nine from the previous year and are in the same exact order. Taking the No. 10 spot was another standard for fall protection, Standard Number 1926.502 for Fall protection systems criteria and practices. This bumped Standard Number 1926.651
for specific excavation requirements from the Top 10 and into the No. 11 spot.


1. Fall Protection
Standard Number: 1926.501
Title: Duty to have fall protection.
Number of Citations: 6,131

2. Scaffolds
Standard Number: 1926.451
Title: General requirements.
Number of Citations: 3,698

3. Ladders
Standard Number: 1926.1053
Title: Ladders.
Number of Citations: 2,264

4. Fall Protection
Standard Number: 1926.503
Title: Training requirements.
Number of Citations: 1,318

5. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
Standard Number: 1926.102
Title: Eye and face protection.
Number of Citations: 1,193

6. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
Standard Number: 1926.100
Title: Head protection.
Number of Citations: 981

7. Toxic and Hazardous Substances
Standard Number: 1910.1200
Title: Hazard Communication.
Number of Citations: 800

8. General Safety and Health Provisions
Standard Number: 1926.20
Title: General safety and health provisions.
Number of Citations: 793

9. Scaffolds
Standard Number: 1926.453
Title: Aerial lifts.
Number of Citations: 742

10. Fall Protection
Standard Number: 1926.502
Title: Fall protection systems criteria and practices.
Number of Citations: 604

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