Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for Real Estate
Real Estate: Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53)
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 2017 for the real estate industry. This top 10 list comprises establishments engaged in renting, leasing or otherwise allowing the use of tangible or intangible assets, and establishments providing related services.
1. Hazard Communication - 1910.1200
Properly transmitting information on chemical hazards through a comprehensive program, container labeling, SDS and training.
2. Powered Industrial Trucks - 1910.178
Ensuring safety of employees on powered industrial trucks through fire protection, design, maintenance and proper use.
3. Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use – 1910.305
Using proper wiring techniques and equipment to ensure safe electrical continuity.
4. Asbestos – 1926.1101
Following regulations for asbestos control during construction.
5. Reporting Fatalities, Hospitalizations, Amputations, and Losses of an Eye – 1904.39
Following the reporting guidelines set by OSHA following death, hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye due to a work-related incident.
6. 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.
7. General Electrical Requirements – 1910.303
Ensuring electric equipment is free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.
8. General Walking/Working Surface Requirements – 1910.22
Maintaining a clean, orderly and sanitary establishment, including passageways, storerooms and service rooms.
9. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) – 1910.147
Servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment to control hazardous energy.
10. Duty to Have Fall Protection – 1926.501
Complying with the OSHA requirements for fall protection systems that conform with all requirements for quality, quantity and safety.
For more information on these commonly cited standards and how to avoid them in your real estate organization, contact a member of the ‘A’ Team.
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- 9 Ways to Protect Workers from Asbestos
- Tie or Die Eliminating Fall Fatalities
- OSHA Electronic Reporting Submission Instructions White Paper
- OSHA's Revised Walking-Working Surfaces Standard
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