Construction safety, that is, injuries and illnesses at construction sites, have been getting increased attention from OSHA Inspectors. Each year, OSHA compiles the Top 10 List of Citations to increase awareness of the most commonly found safety issues and reduce preventable injuries and illnesses. In 2013, 40% of the citations were from construction regulation violations. This is consistent with the top ten lists in past years.
The Construction Standards apply to all types of construction: roads, high rises, demolition, housing, reclamation, public works, and renovation.
The 2013 Top 10 Citations by specific standard are: