The National Safety Council held its yearly Congress and Expo. One thing they release every year is the Top 10 most cited violations by OSHA Compliance Officers for this past year. (the governments yearly data is calculated from October to October)
Fall Protection, 1926.501
Hazard Communication, 1910.1200
Respiratory Protection, 1910.134
Lock Out/Tag Out, 1910.147
Powered Industrial Trucks, 1910.178
Electrical, Wiring Methods, 1910.305
Machine Guarding, 1910.212
Electrical, General Requirements, 1910.303
This list has not changed much in the last few years. Spending a little more time in these areas can really save you time and money in the future. Another point to look at is this, if OSHA were to come to your workplace, chances are that they will walk away with one or two of these citations.
Why chance it? Keep safety a #1 priority and focus on a workplace where no one gets hurt.