December23

Most Violated Construction Standards

By John Howell

Thorough hazard assessments for your worksites are critical to assure continued protection of staff and to avoid OSHA fines.

Construction standards most violated

  • Guarding open-sided floors, platforms and runways
  • Housekeeping
  • Stairway railings and guards
  • Fall protection
  • Portable fire-fighting equipment
  • Wearing hard hats
  • Guardrails and toe boards on scaffolds
  • Height of ladders above landings
  • Securing portable ladders
  • Grounding of portable and/or plug-connected equipment
  • Use of approved containers for flammable, combustible liquids
  • Guarding temporary lights
  • Guarding or covering floor holes and openings
  • Guarding wall openings
  • Exit from trenches
  • Defective portable ladders
  • Shoring, sloping, sheeting or bracing trenches
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Cleat on job-made ladders
  • Requirements for woodworking tools and machinery

NOTE: Always promote a discussion on any of the topics covered in the Tool Box Talks. Should any question arise that you cannot answer, don’t hesitate to contact your Employer.

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