Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Standards

OSHA publishes this list of the Top 10 most frequently cited standards to alert employers about the most common hazards its inspectors see on work sites. The links will take you to the standards, guidance and other OSHA resources to guide your efforts to find and fix hazards before an OSHA inspector shows up, or an accident occurs. 

  1. Scaffolding
  2. Fall Protection
  3. Hazard Communication
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Lockout/Tagout
  6. Electrical, Wiring Methods
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks
  8. Ladders
  9. Electrical, General Requirements
  10. Machine Guarding

Resources for Most Frequently Cited Standards