OSHA Top 10 Violations Serve as Safety Checklist

This is the time of year that lots of lists come out. We saved the following list from September: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual list of top 10 most cited violations for 2017.

Fall protection – training requirements was added to the list, in recognition of the lack of training given to employees who may be exposed to the risk of falling from heights. Fall Protection – general requirements again saw the most violations cited.

This compilation may serve as a safety checklist for construction and heavy industry employers as they head into the new year.

The complete list includes:

1. Fall protection – general requirements: 6,887 violations.

2. Hazard communication: 4,176 violations

3. Scaffolding: 3,288 violations

4. Respiratory protection: 3,097 violations

5. Lockout/tag-out: 2,877 violations

6. Ladders in construction: 2,241 total violations

7. Powered industrial trucks: 2,162 violations

8. Machine guarding: 1,933 violations

9. Fall protection – training requirements: 1,523 violations

10. Electrical wiring methods: 1,405 violations

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