OSHA standard 1910.305 covers electrical wiring methods, components and equipment for general use. In fiscal year 2015 (October 2014 to September 2015) the standard was cited 2,221 times in 1,471 inspections, resulting in $2,554,175 in penalties. It was the eighth most frequently cited OSHA standard in fiscal year 2015. While still high, the numbers are down slightly from 2014, when the standard was cited 2,419 times in 1,669 inspections.
The industry sectors that had the most violations with 1910.305, based on total penalties assessed, are: