Top 10 in 2022

OSHA released its top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for 2022. This quiz asks a question about each topic. How much do you know?

1. Fall protection—1926.501: Each employee on a walking/working surface (horizontal and vertical surface) with an unprotected side or edge that is _____ feet or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by using a guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest system.

Correct Answer: 6

2. Ladders—1926.1053: The minimum clear distance between side rails for all portable ladders shall be _____ inches.

Correct Answer: 11½

3. Scaffolding—1926.451: Each scaffold stairway shall be at least _____ inches wide between stair rails.

Correct Answer: 18

4. Fall protection training—1926.503: The training written certification record shall contain _____.

Correct Answer: The training date(s)
Correct Answer: A, B and C

5. Eye and face protection—1926.102: The employer shall ensure each affected employee wearing prescription lenses wears eye protection that incorporates the prescription or that can be worn over the prescription lenses without disturbing the proper lens position.

Correct Answer: True

6. Head protection—1926.100: Employees working in areas where there is a possible danger of head injury from electrical shock and burns are not required to wear hard hats.

Correct Answer: False

7. General safety and health provisions—1926.20: Each failure to provide personal protective equipment to an employee may be considered a separate violation according to 29 CFR 1926.

Correct Answer: True

8. Excavation requirements—1926.651: A stairway, ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress shall be located in trench excavations that are _____ feet or more in depth so as to require no more than _____ feet of lateral travel for employees.

Correct Answer: 4, 25

9. Aerial lifts—1926.453: The use of a body belt in a tethering or restraint system in an aerial lift is acceptable and is regulated under 1926.502(e).

Correct Answer: True

10. Fall protection systems—1926.502: D-rings and snaphooks shall be proof-tested to a minimum tensile load of _____ pounds without cracking, breaking or taking permanent deformation.

Correct Answer: 3,600