Top 10 Cited OSHA Standards for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (NAICS 541)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall, but also within particular industries. In this case, we’re focusing on the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2014 for the professional, scientific and technical services industry.
The major portion of this particular sector comprises establishments that specialize in performing professional, scientific and technical activities for others. These activities require a high degree of expertise and training, and provide services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households.
The top 10 list comprises establishments engaged in renting, leasing or otherwise allowing the use of tangible or intangible assets, and establishments providing related services. The top citations include:
- Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200)
Properly transmitting information on chemical hazards through a comprehensive program, container labeling, SDS and training.
- Maintenance, safeguards and operational features for exit routes (29 CFR 1910.37)
Exit routes must be kept free of explosive or highly flammable furnishings or other decorations. OSHA’s design and construction requirements for exit routes are available here. You can find out more design and construction criteria to ensure you’re following OSHA standards.
- Respiratory Protection (29 CFR 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 Electrical Requirements (29 CFR 1910.303)
Ensuring electric equipment is free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.
- General Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements (29 CFR 1910.132)
Selecting the correct PPE, providing instruction, monitoring its use and maintaining the PPE to standards.
- Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use (29 CFR 1910.305)
Using proper wiring techniques and equipment to ensure safe electrical continuity.
- Design and Construction Requirements for Exit Routes (29 CFR 1910.36)
Protections for workers regarding the design and construction of exit routes.
- Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms (29 CFR 1910.67)
This procedure establishes minimum standards to safely operate and maintain Powered Platforms, Manlifts and Vehicle Mounted Work Platforms (Platforms) in our facility
- Powered Industrial Trucks (29 CFR 1910.178)
Ensuring safety of employees on powered industrial trucks through fire protection, design, maintenance and proper use.
- General Requirements for Walking/Working Surfaces (29 CFR 1910.22)
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