The Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for Manufacturing (NAICS 32)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall, but also within particular industries. The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2016 for the manufacturing industry. This top 10 list is comprised of establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances or components into new products. The most frequently cited standards include:
- Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) – 1910.147
Following minimum performance requirements for controlling energy from the unexpected start-up of machines or equipment.
- Hazard Communication – 1910.1200
Properly transmitting information on chemical hazards through a comprehensive program, container labeling, SDS and training.
- Respiratory Protection – 1910.134
Properly administering a respiratory protection program, selecting correct respirators, completing medical evaluations to determine which employees are required to use respirators and providing tight-fitting equipment.
- General Requirements for All Machines – 1910.212
Providing proper machine guarding to protect the operator and other employees from hazards.
- Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178
Ensuring safety of employees on powered industrial trucks through fire protection, design, maintenance and proper use.
- Mechanical Power-transmission Apparatus – 1910.219
Following the general requirements on the use of power-transmission belts and the maintenance of the equipment.
- Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use – 1910.305
Using proper wiring techniques and equipment to ensure safe electrical continuity.
- General Electrical Requirements – 1910.303
Ensuring electric equipment is free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.
- Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals –1910.119
Preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive chemicals whose release may result in a toxic environment or other hazards.
- Occupational Noise Exposure – 1910.95
Requirements for noise protection when sound levels exceed certain permissible exposure limits.
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- Controlling Hazardous Energy: Lockout and Tagout Programs
- Hazard Communication and Chemical Safety
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