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 2022 for the truck transportation industry. This top 10 list comprises establishments that provide over-the-road transportation of cargo using motor vehicles such as trucks and tractor trailers. The subsector is subdivided into general freight trucking and specialized freight trucking.
- General freight transportation establishments handle a wide variety of general commodities, generally palletized and transported in a container or van trailer.
- Specialized freight transportation is the transportation of cargo that, because of size, weight, shape or other inherent characteristics, requires specialized equipment for transportation.
|Description of Violation||Cited Standard Number||ACV*|
|1. Powered Industrial Trucks – Powered industrial trucks include forklifts and fork trucks. This standard’s requirements include operator training, inspections and safe work practices.||29 CFR 1910.178||$4,387|
|2. 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||$2,067|
|3. Portable Fire Extinguishers – Portable fire extinguishers are used to by employees to put out small fires. Requirements of this standard include placement of fire extinguishers, employee training and inspections.||29 CFR 1910.157||$1,704|
|4. Servicing Multi-piece and Single-piece Rim Wheels – This standard refers to servicing wheels on large vehicles such as buses, trailers, and semitrucks. Requirements include employee training, employee skills evaluations, restraining devices, wheel inspection and safe work practices.||29 CFR 1910.177||$4,057|
|5. Reporting Fatalities, Hospitalizations, Amputations and Losses of an Eye – This standard covers types of injuries that require OSHA reporting. Fatalities must be reported within 8 hours, and hospitalizations, amputations and eye loss must be reported within 24 hours.||29 CFR 1904.39||$5,161|
|6. Duty to Have Fall Protection and Falling Object Protection – This standard refers to the practice of identifying hazards and providing protections from those hazards when needed. Requirements include identifying, inspecting and assessing workplace conditions for fall or falling object hazards.||29 CFR 1910.28||$8,188|
|7. General Walking/Working Surface Requirements – This standard refers to the practice of ensuring all employment, passageways, storerooms, service rooms and walking-working surfaces are kept clean, orderly and in a sanitary condition. Requirements include access and egress, inspection, maintenance and repair.||29 CFR 1910.22||$5,122|
|8. General Electrical Requirements – This standard refers to the practice of examining, installing and using electrical equipment of different types, sizes, voltage and current capacity. Requirements include specifications for electrical connections, terminals, guarding live parts and working with 600 volts.||29 CFR 1910.303||$5,421|
|9. Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use – This standard refers to the practice of using the proper methods when wiring different setups. Requirements include following proper methods for temporary wiring, cable trays, electrical cabinets and switches.||29 CFR 1910.305||$2,234|
|10. 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||$7,831|
*ACV (Average Cost per Violation) – The dollar amount represents the average cost per violation that employers in this industry paid in 2022. To understand the full capacity and scope of each standard, click on the standard number to visit www.osha.gov and view the language in its entirety. Source: OSHA.gov. Design © 2022 Zywave, Inc.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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