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2018 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards –Transportation and Warehousing

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
2018 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards –Transportation and Warehousing

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 2018 for the transportation and warehousing industry. This top 10 list comprises establishments providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation and support activities related to modes of transportation. Establishments in these industries use transportation equipment or transportation-related facilities as a productive asset. The type of equipment depends on the mode of transportation. The modes of transportation are air, rail, water, road and pipeline.

Description of Violation

Cited Standard Number



Powered Industrial Trucks– Ensuring safety of employees on powered industrial trucks through fire protection, design, maintenance and proper use.

29 CFR 1910.178




Hazard Communication– Properly transmitting information on chemical hazards through a comprehensive program, container labeling, SDS and training.

29 CFR 1910.1200



Reporting Fatalities, Hospitalizations, Amputations, and Losses of an Eye – Following the reporting guidelines set by OSHA following death, hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye due to a work-related incident.

29 CFR 1904.39




Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use – Using proper wiring techniques and equipment to ensure safe electrical continuity.

29 CFR 1910.305




OSH Act General Duty Paragraph – Giving employees a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.




Respiratory Protection – 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.

29 CFR 1910.134



General Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements – Selecting the correct PPE, providing instruction, monitoring its use and maintaining the PPE to standards.

29 CFR 1910.132



Safety Requirements for Scaffolding – Providing protection for each employee on a scaffold exposed to fall and falling object hazards.

29 CFR 1910.28



General Electrical Requirements– Ensuring electric equipment is free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.

29 CFR 1910.303 



General Walking/Working Surface Requirements – Maintaining a clean, orderly and sanitary establishment, including passageways, storerooms and service rooms.

29 CFR 1910.22


*ACV (Average Cost per Violation) – The dollar amount represents the average cost per violation that employers in this industry paid in 2018. To understand the full capacity and scope of each standard, click on the standard number to visit and view the language in its entirety. Source:  


Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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