The Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for Waste Management (NAICS 562)
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 waste management and remediation services industry. This top 10 list is comprised of establishments engaged in renting, leasing or otherwise allowing the use of tangible or intangible assets, and establishments providing related services. The major portion of this sector includes establishments engaged in the collection, treatment and disposal of waste materials.
- 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.
- OSH Act General Duty Paragraph – 5A0001
Giving employees a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
- Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178
Ensuring safety of employees on powered industrial trucks through fire protection, design, maintenance and proper use.
- Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) – 1910.147
Servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment to control hazardous energy.
- Asbestos – 1926.1101
Closely following all asbestos exposure regulations and protections to keep employees safe from hazards.
- Permit-required Confined Spaces – 1910.132
Employers must have a specific procedure in place for employees entering certain confined spaces.
- General Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements –1910.305
Selecting the correct PPE, providing instruction, monitoring its use and maintaining the PPE to standards.
- Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use – 1910.305
Using proper wiring techniques and equipment to ensure safe electrical continuity.
- Lead – 1926.62
Ensuring that no employee is exposed to a concentration of lead greater than the permissible exposure limit (PEL) through careful monitoring and quick correction.
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