The U.S. Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outline, in order, the most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA from October 2006 through September 2007.

  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Hazard communication
  • General requirements (Personal protective equipment)
  • Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms
  • Guarding floor and wall openings and holes
  • The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)
  • Permit-required confined spaces 
  • Asbestos 
  • Medical services and first aid 
  • Asbestos 

Also highlighted are OSHA standards, directives (instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards), and national consensus standards related to the cleaning industry.

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