9. Avoiding the Most Common OSHA Citations
Just one mistake could put sanitation industry employers in hot water with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But OSHA’s standards aren’t always on par with what’s happening in waste and recycling operations.
According to Kirk Sander, National Waste & Recycling Association vice president of safety and standards, the top five cited federal standards for 2018 in the North American Industry Classification System for solid waste collection were general requirements, general duty clause, hazard communication, powered industrial trucks and lockout/tagout (the control of hazardous energy). This compares to fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding, respiratory protection and lockout/tagout as the top five federal OSHA citations, explains Sander.
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