Top Ten osha citations in 2021 for arts, entertainment and recreation

By Barrow Group Staff / September 06, 2022

Electrical Wiring Field Requirements

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 2021 for the arts, entertainment and recreation industry. This top 10 list comprises establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of their patrons. This sector comprises establishments that are involved in producing or promoting live performances, events or exhibits intended for public viewing, establishments that preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural or educational interest and establishments that operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobby and leisure-time interests.

Description of Violation Cited Standard Number Average Cost Per Violation
1.     Wiring Methods, Components and Equipment for General Use – This standard refers to the practice of using the proper methods when wiring different setups. Requirements include following proper methods for temporary wiring, cable trays, electrical cabinets and switches.  29 CFR 1910.305 $1,632
2.     Respiratory Protection – This standard refers to respirators use to protect employees from hazardous substances. Requirements of this standard include a written program, selection of respirators, medical evaluations, fit testing, safe operating procedures and training. 29 CFR 1910.134 $1,069
3.     Hazard Communication – This standard refers to the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Requirements include developing and implementing a program, recordkeeping, labeling and training.  29 CFR 1910.1200 $1,325
4.     Portable Fire Extinguishers – Portable fire extinguishers are used to by employees to put out small fires. Requirements of this standard include placement of fire extinguishers, employee training and inspections. 29 CFR 1910.157 $988
5.     General Electrical Requirements – This standard refers to the practice of examining, installing and using electrical equipment of different types, sizes, voltage and current capacity. Requirements include specifications for electrical connections, terminals, guarding live parts and working with 600 volts.  29 CFR 1910.303 $1,964
6.     General Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements – This standard refers to providing, managing and maintaining the proper personal protective equipment for employees. Requirements include identifying required PPE, maintenance, sanitation, replacement and training. 29 CFR 1910.132 $1,573
7.     General Requirements for All Machines – This standard refers to machine guarding of presses, power saws, jointers and milling machines. Requirements include securing anchoring fixed machinery, operation guarding and types of guarding. 29 CFR 1910.212 $730
8.     Use of Portable Powered Equipment – Portable electric equipment is commonly defined as equipment that uses a cord and plug, or is referred to as an extension cord. Requirements include inspecting equipment for damage and removing damaged equipment from service.  29 CFR 1910.334 $1,073
9.     Powered Industrial Trucks – Powered industrial trucks include forklifts and fork trucks. This standard’s requirements include operator training, inspections and safe work practices.  29 CFR 1910.178 $2,266
10.   Lead – This standard refers to lead used in industrial processes that cause it to be an air contaminant. Requirements include air monitoring, methods of exposure control, hygiene facilities, medical surveillance and employee training. 29 CFR 1910.1025 $4,417


Topics: Film, TV and Entertainment, OSHA-CITATIONS, OSHA-Violations, Entertainment-Industry, OSHA Arts and Entertainment Citations

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