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OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Sited Standards for Fiscal Year 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records for the most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites for each fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. For example, fiscal year 2021 took place from Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021.

OSHA provides this list of the most commonly cited standards in the workplace to help employers like you focus on hazard recognition and prevention strategies.

Here is their list of the top 10 standards cited in fiscal year 2021:

  1.  Fall protection – general requirements
  2. Respiratory protection
  3. Ladders
  4. Scaffolding
  5. Hazard Communication
  6. Lockout/tagout
  7. Fall protection – training requirements
  8. Personal protective and lifesaving equipment – Eye and face protection
  9. Powered industrial trucks
  10. Machine guarding