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OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations

Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases the top ten most cited violations it encounters during the workplace safety inspections the agency conducts throughout the U. S. Do you recognize any of these violations (respiratory protection, lockout/tagout, fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding, machine guarding, electrical, ladders or powered industrial trucks) as problem areas in your workplace? Let us help you create a safer working environment with a collection of Grainger products, services and resources to help you comply with OSHA’s workplace safety standards.


Follow proper lockout tagout procedures and get the products you need to help prevent the accidental startup of your machinery

#170: Lockout, Tagout, 29 CTR 1910.147

#333: Types of Padlocks

Energize your Lockout Tagout Program


Equip all of your employees who are working at heights with appropriate fall protection gear that complies with the ANSI Z359 safety standard.

#130: Fall Protection Equipment

#347: ANSI Z359: A New Lift to Fall Protection Standards

ABC’s and Maintenance of Fall Protection


Be sure to identify and evaluate all chemical hazards in your workplace and then share that critical information with all of your employees.

#374: Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

GHS The Time to Comply is Now


Follow established guidelines to help protect your employees who are working on or near scaffolding at heights of 10 feet or higher.

#133: Scaffolding: OSHA's Revised Standard 29 CFR 1926.451

#347: ANSI Z359: A New Lift to Fall Protection Standards


Guard your machinery to help protect operators and others from hazards, such as rotating parts, flying chips, sparks and other dangers.

#169: General OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements



When selecting a ladder, consider the length needed, the ladder’s duty rating and the environment in which the work will be performed.

#132: ANSI Z359: A New Lift to Fall Protection Standards

#347: ANSI/OSHA Ladder Requirements



To help avoid potential violations, inspect your wiring and insulation, plus take steps to ensure proper grounding of electrical equipment.

#264: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

#266: Electrical Safety

NFPA 70E Navigating the Standard



Maintenance, operator training and certification on forklifts, motorized hand trucks and pallet trucks is a crucial component of facility safety.

#106: Forklift Operator Training

#112: Forklift Battery Changing Station Safety



Follow factory instructions when designing, installing and using electrical equipment to help stay in compliance and avoid workplace accidents..

#262: Electrical Safety Gloves: Inspection and Classification

#263: NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety Summary

NFPA 70E: Choosing the Right Personal Protective Equipment



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