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TOSHA 16 Most Cited Medical Facilities
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January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011 

Section Title
Hazard Description (for example)
Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Absence of, or deficiencies in, exposure control plan, engineering and work practice controls, recordkeeping, training, hepatis B vaccinations and post-exposure follow-up
  • 2
    OSHA 300 Log Recordkeeping
  • Recordable injury or illness not entered on form 300 or 301 in 7 days
  • 300 log not completed or not completed in required detail
  • Names not removed from the 300 form for privacy cases
  • Annual summary (300A) incomplete
  • Annual summary (300A) not properly certified
  • 3
    Sharps Injury Prevention
  • Type and brand of device in use when an exposure incident occurred not recorded on the sharps injury log within 6 days of the incident
  • Engineered sharps injury protection evaluated and currently in use not documented in the exposure control plan
  • 4
    Electrical Wiring Methods and Components
  • Unused openings in cabinets, boxes or fittings not closed
  • No covers on pull boxes, junction boxes or fittings
  • Improper use of flexible cords
  • 5
    Woodworking Machinery
  • Moving parts such as belts, pulleys, shafts not guarded   
  • Circular hand-fed ripsaw not guarded
  • Circular hand-fed ripsaw not furnished with a spreader 
  • Circular hand-fed ripsaw not provided with nonkickback protection
  • Radial saw not equipped with upper hood to completely enclose the upper portion of the blade
  • 6
    Abrasive Wheel Machinery
  • Missing tongue guard on grinder
  • Missing work rest on grinder
  • 7
    Electrical: General
  • Electric equipment not installed or used in accordance with listing or labeling
  • Disconnecting means or overcurrent device not marked
  • Width of working space in front of electric equipment inadequate
  • 8
    Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Portable fire extinguishers not accessible  
  • No monthly visual inspection of fire extinguishers 
  • No annual maintenance check
  • 9
    Hazard Communication
  • Lack of, or deficiencies in, written program, training, labels, MSDS
  • 10
    Maintenance, Safeguards, etc. for Exit Routes
  • Exit routes not free and unobstructed;   
  • Exit routes not clearly visible and marked by an “EXIT” sign  
  • Sign indicating direction of travel to nearest exit not posted
  • 11
    Personal Protective Equipment
  • No PPE hazard assessment conducted
  • No written certification of PPE hazard assessment
  • 12
  • Energy control procedures not developed, documented and utilized
  • Energy control procedures not annually inspected
  • Employees not trained on the energy control procedures
  • 13
    Safeguards for Personal Protectional—Electrical PPE
  • Employees did not wear PPE for the eyes and face to protect from electric arcs or flashes or from flying objects resulting from electrical explosion
  • Employees did not wear nonconductive head protection to protect from electric shock or burns
  • Signs, tags, symbols not used to warn employees about electrical hazards
  • 14
    Tennessee Right-to-Know Law
  • Training on hazardous chemicals not conducted annually
  • Non-containerized chemical warnings not posted
  • 15
    Respiratory Protection
  • No written respirator program including fit-testing procedures
  • 16
    Selection and Use of Electrical Work Practices
  • Live parts not deenergized before the employee works on or near them    
  • Unqualified persons working on electric circuit parts or equipment that have not been deenergized