Q&A | OSHA Violations

Question: What is the most common OSHA citation?

Answer: The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration publishes the Condenser each quarter. The May 2013 addressed this exact question in the IIAR Government Relations article on page 14. According to the article, from 2009 through 2012 the most cited OSHA standards were:

  1. Hazard Communication
  2. Electrical, Wiring Methods
  3. Lockout/Tagout
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Powered Industrial Trucks
  6. Machine Guarding
  7. Electrical, General Requirements
  8. Bloodborne Pathogens
  9. Personal Protective Equipment
  10. Guarding Floor and Wall Openings

The article continued to summarize the most cited PSM elements which are:

  1. Mechanical Integrity (21.3% of all PSM citations)
  2. Process Safety Information (20.3% of all PSM citations)
  3. Process Hazard Analysis (17.5% of all PSM citations)
  4. Operating Procedures (14.5% of all PSM citations)

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