The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to ensure safe and healthy working conditions by developing and enforcing standards and providing training and assistance to business owners.

Each industry must follow certain standards based on the type of work performed and the work environment that it’s performed in. Business owners and managers should familiarize themselves with the specific standards that affect their industry to avoid receiving violations, which can come with hefty fines.

To avoid violating OSHA standards in your small business, you should become more familiar with the violations cited most often in your industry.

Restaurant industry

The top 5 most common infractions in the restaurant industry are:

Construction industry

The top 5 most common infractions in the construction industry are:

Manufacturing industry

The top 5 most common infractions in the manufacturing industry are:

Retail industry

The top 5 most common infractions in the retail industry are:

Healthcare industry

The top 5 most common infractions in the healthcare industry are:

By developing a safety plan and providing safety training, you can help prevent accidents and avoid costly OSHA citations.

 

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