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TOSHA 20 Most Cited Public Sector Standards
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January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011 

Section Title
Hazard Description (for example)
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal protective equipment not provided, used and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition
  • No written certification of PPE hazard assessment
  • 2
    Hazard Communication
  • Lack of, or deficiencies in, written program, training, MSDS, labels for hazardous chemicals
  • 3
    Tennessee Right-To-Know Law
  • No non-containerized chemical warnings
  • No annual training on hazardous chemicals
  • 4
    Electrical Wiring Methods and Components
  • Unused openings in cabinets, boxes, or fittings not effectively closed
  • No covers on pull boxes, junction boxes, or fittings
  • Improper use of flexible cords/cables
  • No strain relief on flexible cords/cables
  • 5
    Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • Portable fire extinguishers not accessible
    • No monthly visual inspection of fire extinguishers
    • No annual maintenance check of fire extinguishers
    Electrical: General
    • Electric equipment not installed and used in accordance with listing or labeling
    • Electrical disconnecting means not legibly marked
    • Live parts operating at 50 volts or more not guarded against accidental contact
    Abrasive Wheel Machinery
    • Missing tongue guard on grinder
    • Missing work rest on grinder
    Walking/Working Surfaces
  • Poor housekeeping
  • No sign indicating approved load level for overhead storage
  • 9
    Electrical Wiring Design and Protection
  • Receptacles and cord connectors having grounding contacts not effectively grounded
  • Overcurrent devices not accessible or located near ignitable materials or where they may be physically damaged
  • Electrical disconnecting means not accessible
  • No permanent or continuous electrical path to ground
  • Metal parts of cord & plug-connected equipment not grounded
  • 10
    Respiratory Protection
  • No written respirator program (worksite specific)
  • Appendix D not provided to those who use respirators voluntarily
  • No medical evaluations for respirator wearers Respirator fit testing not conducted initially and/or annually
  • Improper storage of respirators
  • 11
    Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
  • No energy control program established
  • Energy control procedures did not include all required components, including specific procedural steps
  • Energy control procedures not inspected at least annually
  • Employees not trained on energy control procedures
  • 12
    Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • No written exposure control plan
  • Exposure control plan not reviewed/updated annually
  • 13
    Machinery and Machine Guarding-General Requirements for all Machines
  • Machinery not properly guarded
  • Machinery not securely anchored
  • 14
    OSHA 300 Log Recordkeeping
  • Annual summary of occupational injuries and illnesses (form 300A) not complete
  • Annual summary not posted January 1 through April 30
  • 300, 301 or 300A form not maintained
  • Recordable injury not entered on 300 or 301 form in 7 days
  • 15
    Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes
  • Open-sided floor or platform 4 feet or more above the adjacent floor or ground not guarded by a standard guardrail
  • 16
    Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Flammable or combustible liquids stored in open containers
  • 17
    Emergency Action Plans
  • No emergency action plan established
  • 18
    Medical Services and First Aid
  • No one trained to render first aid
  • 19
    T.C.A. 50-3-105(1)
    General Duty
  • The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees
  • 20
    Maintenance, Safeguards and Operational Features for Exit Routes
  • Each exit not clearly visible and marked by a sign reading “Exit”