Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

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In 1970, Congress enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Safety Act to regulate work practices and ensure that employers and their employees reduce the amount of job related injuries, illnesses, and death. OSHA regulations include guidelines for employees to limit chemical exposure, increase access to information, and enforce requirements for the use of personal protective equipment and workplace safety procedures.

As an employer, it is essential you train your employees and keep them abreast of the specific OSHA guidelines that relate to your workplace.

Wondering what regulations you should be most worried about? The top 10 most commonly violated OSHA guidelines range from scaffolding to forklifts to electrical equipment - covering a wide range of manufacturing, construction and industrial workplaces. Give this list a close look and consider the situations that might occur in your workplace.

Of course, for every problem there’s a solution - and online training course are a simple, cost-effective way to provide the legally-required training you need to keep your workers safe and your costs down. In this list, we’ll recommend some simple, targeted interactive training courses from Vivid Learning Systems to help you check compliance off your to-do list.

OSHA Regulation Title Price Length
Scaffolding, General Requirements, Construction (29 CFR 1926.451) OSHA – Scaffold Safety $12.00** 20 minutes
Fall Protection, Construction (29 CFR 1926.501) OSHA – Fall Protection $12.00** 20 minutes
Hazard Communication Standard, General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) OSHA – Hazard Communication $12.00** 20 minutes
Respiratory Protection, General Industry (29 CFR 1910.134) OSHA – Basic Respiratory Protection $12.00** 20 minutes
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), General Industry (29 CFR 1910.147) OSHA – Lockout/Tagout $12.00** 20 minutes
Electrical, Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment, General Industry (29 CFR 1910.305) OSHA – Electrical Safety Work Practices and Standards $12.00** 20 minutes
Powered Industrial Trucks, General Industry (29 CFR 1910.178) OSHA – Forklift Safety $12.00** 20 minutes
Ladders, Construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) OSHA – Ladder Safety $12.00** 20 minutes
Electrical Systems Design, General Requirements, General Industry (29 CFR 1910.303) OSHA – Electrical Safety $12.00** 20 minutes
Machine Guarding (Machines, General Requirements, General Industry) (29 CFR 1910.212) OSHA – Hand Safety $12.00** 20 minutes

As a course developer focused on creating OSHA training,  Vivid Learning Systems offers many OSHA specific guideline compliance courses covering an array of workplace situations. For more information or a demo license to try out any of these courses, e-mail us at