OSHA's Most Frequently Cited Standards

Landscaping Services (NAICS 561730)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall, but also within particular industries. The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2018 for the landscaping industry. This top 10 list comprises establishments that primarily provide landscape care and arborist and maintenance services such as installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns or gardens and also establishments that provide these services along with the design of landscape plans and/or the construction of walkways, retaining walls, decks, fences, ponds and similar structures.

Description of Violation

1.    OSH Act General Duty Paragraph - Giving employees a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Standard Number 5A0001

2.    Vehicle-mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms - Ensuring the safe usage and design of powered platforms, man lifts and vehicle-mounted work platforms. Standard Number 29 CFR 1910.67

3.    General Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements - Selecting the correct PPE, providing instruction, monitoring its use and maintaining the PPE to standards. Standard Number 29 CFR 1910.132

4.    Hazard Communication - Properly transmitting information on chemical hazards through a comprehensive program, container labeling, SDS and training. Standards Number 29 CFR 1910.1200

5.    Reporting Fatalities, Hospitalizations, Amputations, and Losses of an Eye- Following the reporting guidelines set by OSHA following death, hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye due to a work-related incident. Standard Number 29 CFR 1904.39

6.    Head Protection - Providing employees with head protection that meets ANSI specifications when they work in areas where there is a possible threat of head injury. Standard Number 29 CFR 1910.135

7.    Eye and Face Protection - General requirements for eye and face protection in the workplace. Standard Number 29 CFR 1910.133

8.    Safety Requirements for Scaffolding - Providing protection for each employee on a scaffold exposed to fall and falling object hazards. Standard Number 29 CFR 1910.28

9.    Occupational Noise Exposure – Requirements for noise protection when sound levels exceed certain permissible exposure limits. Standard Number 29 CFR 1910.95

10. Crawler Locomotive and Truck Cranes – Standard Number 29 CFR 1910.180

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