Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards* following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and …

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Frequently Violated OSHA Standards Related To Fall Hazards In The Construction Industry

October 1997 – January 2000 (Sequential Order by Standard) Scaffold/Aerial Lift – Subpart L    1926.451(b)(1) Each platform on all working levels of scaffolds shall be fully planked or decked between the front uprights and the guardrail supports. * 1926.451(c)(2) Supported …

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Commonly Used Statistics

Federal OSHA coverage Federal OSHA is a small agency; with our state partners we have approximately 2,200 inspectors responsible for the health and safety of 130 million workers, employed at more than 8 million worksites around the nation—which translates to …

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Do I Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Employers have a legal responsibility to their employees to make the workplace safe. However, accidents happen even when every reasonable safety measure has been taken. To protect employers from lawsuits resulting from workplace accidents and to provide medical care and …

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Workers’ Compensation

Workers compensation insurance covers the cost of medical care and rehabilitation for workers injured on the job. It also compensates them for lost wages and provides death benefits for their dependents if they are killed in work-related accidents, including terrorist …

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