The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records for the most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites for each fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. For example, fiscal year 2021 took place from Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021.
OSHA provides this list to inform employers of the most commonly cited standards in the workplace, thus helping them focus on hazard recognition and prevention strategies. The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top 10 standards cited in fiscal year 2021 and the total number of violations for each standard.