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Top 10 Violations revealed for 2010

At the National Safety Council Congress and Expo held in San Diego on the 5th of October, OSHA revealed the ten most cited violations in the year 2010. This session was arranged specially for highlighting the enforcement efforts by the agency for things like fall protection, electric safety, hazard communication and the likes.

The director of OSHA's directorate of enforcement programs, Thomas Galassi, shared with the NSC attendees the top 10 violations. It comes as no surprise that this year’s list was not considerably different from the violations that were listed in the past year.

He says that the degree of consistency in these violations has been maintained from year to year. All these violations are related to falls, contact with equipments and exposure to harmful substances. These violations are as listed below:

1.Accidents related to scaffolds.
2.Lack of fall protection programs or equipments.
3.No proper hazard communication.
4.Lack of respiratory protection.
5.Injuries related to…

The Significance of a Fall Protection Program

The United States, Department of Labor's,Occupational Safety and Health Act, under Title 29, of the Code of Federal Regulations, basically assures and enforces healthful and safe working conditions, for the general and construction industry, in the United States. In order to get a better glimpse of the codes for safety and health, workers ought to enroll themselves in a construction safety training course. For instance, through these courses, employees find out that under the OSHA Act, employers have the duty of providing their employees with a place of employment, that's free from any recognizable safety and health hazards. Indeed! It’s the law.

The ANSI and the CSA are organizations made up of consumerss and manufacturers, that establish product performance regulations and standards for fall protection safety. However, these standards are not enforceable as law. Fortunately, though, most of the OSHA regulations are adopted from ANSI standards.

A construction safety training co…

Some Quick and Interesting Facts on OSHA

In order to ensure the health and safety of America's workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established by setting and enforcing standards. It aims to provide training and outreach to workers so that they can protect themselves from work related hazards. Here are a few facts that will help you know OSHA better:
OSHA was created in the year 1971 by Congress. The latter gave it the mission of avoiding injuries, illnesses and deaths that are related to work and work places in the United States.Right from the time OSHA has been incepted, the rate of of occupational deaths has gone down by 50%. Also, all the work related injuries have been declined by 40%.There were around 5.7 million occupational illnesses and injuries among the U.S. workers in the year 1999.During the financial year of 2002, OSHA inspected around 37,493 workplaces. There are other 26 states that conducted their own OSHA programs. These states carried out an additional 58,402 inspections…