The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled a preliminary list of its top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 earlier this year. Check out our Safety Stand Down Week infographic below to learn details about what was on the latest list so your organization can avoid becoming the next enforcement statistic!
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The OSHA Top 10 List
OSHA originally unveiled this preliminary list of its top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for FY 2020 during a webinar with the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safety+Health magazine. While the 10 most frequently cited standards did not change from FY 2019, their relative positions changed.
Fall Protection—General Requirements (29 CFR §1926.501) remained OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the tenth consecutive fiscal year. Ladders (§1926.1053) climbed to a top-five spot, and Respiratory Protection (§1910.134) rose to third place in 2020 from fifth place in 2019. FY 2020 ended on September 30, 2020.