OSHA’s Most Frequently Cited Standards in 2021
Description of Violation Cited Standard Number   ACV* 1.      Respiratory Protection – This standard refers to respirators use to protect employees from hazardous substances. Requirements of this standard include a written program, selection of respirators, medical evaluations, fit testing, safe operating procedures and training. 29 CFR 1910.134   $3,786
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Bloodborne Pathogens – This standard refers to the prevention of occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Requirements include exposure control, training and compliance, vaccination evaluations and follow-up, hazard communication and recordkeeping, 29 CFR 1910.1030   $2,804
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Hazard Communication – This standard refers to the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Requirements include developing and implementing a program, recordkeeping, labeling and training. 29 CFR 1910.1200 $1,092
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Reporting Fatalities, Hospitalizations, Amputations and Losses of an Eye – This standard covers types of injuries that require OSHA reporting. Fatalities must be reported within eight hours, and hospitalizations, amputations and eye loss must be reported within 24 hours. 29 CFR 1904.39   $4,079
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COVID-19 health care – This standard refers to the requirements for health care services or health care support services during the COVID-19 pandemic. These requirements include developing a COVID-19 plan, screenings and management, personal protective equipment (PPE), transmission prevention, health screening, training, recordkeeping, reporting and vaccination. 29 CFR 1910.502   $3,151
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Recording Fatalities, Injuries and Illness Criteria — This standard covers types of injuries that require OSHA recording. Employers are required to record fatalities, injuries and illnesses that are new work-related cases. 29 CFR 1904.4   $1,537
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Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout) – Control of hazardous energy is the practice of de-energizing equipment and locking the energy source to prevent release of energy. Requirements include written procedures, training and periodic inspection. 29 CFR 1910.147   $0
8.     
General Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements – This standard refers to providing, managing and maintaining the proper personal protective equipment for employees. Requirements include identifying required PPE, maintenance, sanitation, replacement and training. 29 CFR 1910.132   $1,717
9.     
Permit-required Confined Spaces (PRCS) – PRCS are spaces that contain or are likely to contain serious hazards. Requirements of this standard include hazard evaluation, entry-permit systems, employee training, and emergency response plans. 29 CFR 1910.146  $0
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Electronic submission of Employer Identification Number (EIN) and illness/injury records to OSHA – This standard refers to the requirements for annual submission of the OSHA 300A logs. The requirements include who needs to submit the reports. 29 CFR 1904.41 $1,225

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