Most Sited by OSHA – Agriculture | Agriculture Safety Consulting and Compliance

Most Sited by OSHA – Agriculture | Agriculture Safety Consulting and Compliance

 

Most Sited by OSHA – Agriculture | Agriculture Safety Consulting and Compliance – Working in the Agriculture Industry is fairly tough work. Its a volume based business more than others because every ripe fruit, vegetable, and grain counts towards the success of a season.  According to OSHA, Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous industries. Between 2003 and 2011, 5,816 agricultural workers died from work-related injuries in the US. Below are the top 10 Most Sited OSHA Regulations in the Agriculture Industry.

Number 1: General Duty Clause

»NCGS 95-129(1): Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees conditions of employment and a place of employment free from  recognized hazards.

Number 2:  Field sanitation

»1928.110(c)(2)(i):  Toilet and handwashing facilities—One toilet facility and one handwashing facility shall be provided for each (20) employees or fraction thereof.

Number 3:  Personal protective equipment

»1910.132(a): General requirements—Protective equipment shall be provided, used, and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever hazards are encountered.

Number 4: Eye and face protection

»1910.133 (a)(1): General requirements—Employers shall ensure that affected employees use appropriated eye and face protection again eye and face hazards.

Number 5:  Hazard communication

»1910.1200(e)(1):  Written program—Employers shall develop, implement, and maintain at each workplace, a written hazard communication program.

Number 6: Personal protective equipment

» 1910.132(d)(1): Hazard assessment—The employer shall assess the workplace to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present when necessitating the use of personal protective equipment.

Number 7:  Personal protective equipment

»1910.132(d)(2)Certification—Written certification must be done to verify hazard assessment.

Number 8:  Logging operations

» 1910.266(d)(1)(iv): Personal protective equipment—Each employee who operates a chainsaw must wear leg protection constructed with a cut-resistant material.

Number 9: Hazard communication

»1910.1200(h)(1): Information and training—Employers shall provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area.

Number 10: Hazard communication

»1910.1200(g)(1)(i): Employers shall have a safety data sheet in the workplace for each hazardous chemical.

Agricultural operations are covered by several Occupational Safety and Health standards including Agriculture (29 CFR 1928), General Industry (29 CFR 1910), and the General Duty Clause. You can view all of the applicable OSHA standards, preambles to final rules, directives and standard interpretations for agricultural operations, as well as other Federal standards applicable to Agriculture here.

 

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