OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for the 2010 fiscal year was revealed at The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego in EHS Today. Keeping with the trends of previous years, this new top 10 was only slightly different from last year’s top 10. Thomas Galassi, the director of OSHA’s directorate of enforcement programs, listed the 2010 top 10 at the NSC conference and said that OSHA generally sees “a degree of consistency in these violations” and that the “violations relate to falls, contact with equipment and exposure to harmful substances.”
For the second year in a row, we have compiled a list of the top ten violations by Auto Dealers for you.
- Hazard Communication
- Electrical safety requirements
- Abrasive wheel machinery
- Respiratory Protection
- General Duty Clause
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Walking/Working Surfaces (including stairs and ladders)
- Machinery and Machine Guarding
- Powered Industrial Trucks
- Medical Services and First Aid
Once again, our list was similar to our Top 10 list from last year. Hazard Communication was at the top of the list for a second year in a row and stands out as the most common violation cited by OSHA. Perhaps getting the word out about these haz-com requirements should be at the top of more public relations and association’s top 10 “to-do” lists. “These are very important,” Galassi said. “[They are] lessons learned in the workplace … lessons to take home.”
For more information about the Hazard Communication Standard, visit the OSHA’s Inspection Procedures for Hazard Communication Standards or learn more about OSHA safety, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and employee training.