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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2016 6-of-10

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2016 6 of 10
By EC&M Staff | Electrical Construction and Maintenance

No. 6 Violation: Powered Industrial Trucks
Although violations associated with Powered Industrial Trucks don’t often come to mind when thinking about electrical work, OSHA issues a lot of citations in this area. Section 1910.178 contains safety requirements relating to fire protection, design, maintenance, and use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. The number of violations in this category increased by 100 over year.
There were a total of 2,860 violations issued in this category.

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