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What are the top 10 OSHA violations?

 

For nine consecutive years, “Fall Protection-General Requirements” was the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited violation in the workplace. OSHA prepares this list as a guide for businesses to review their safety practices and procedures and for employees to commit to the safety of themselves and their coworkers.

The top 10 OSHA violations for 2019 were as follows: 

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 6,010 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 3,671
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,813
  4. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,606
  5. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,450
  6. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,345
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,093
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,773
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,743
  10. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,411

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