Top 15 OSHA Citations in Healthcare

Here is a list of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's top 15 most common citations in the healthcare industry. The data reflects citations and inspections from October 2010 through September 2011.

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1. Bloodborne pathogens (standard 19101030)
2. Hazard communication (standard 19101200)
3. Forms (standard 19040029)
4. General requirements (standard 19100303)
5. Annual summary (standard 19040032)
6. General recording criteria (standard 19040007)


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7. Wiring methods, components and equipment for general use (standard 19100305)
8. Respiratory protection (standard 19100134)
9. Maintenance, safeguards and operational features for exit routes (standard 19100037)
10. General requirements (standard 19100132)
11. Medical services and first aid (standard 19100151)
12. The control of hazardous energy (standard 19100147)
13. Recording criteria (standard 19040004)
14. Permit-required confined spaces (standard 19100146)
15. Recording criteria for needlestick and sharps injuries (standard 19040008)

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