OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2013

Fall protection tops the list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s most-cited workplace safety violations.

October 01, 2013 |

Fall protection tops the list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s most-cited workplace safety violations, according to a presentation by OSHA officials at the 2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Chicago. During the past 12 months, a total of 8,241 fall protection violations were issued by the agency.

 

 

 

 

The FY 2013 top 10 are:

1.  1926.501 – Fall Protection 8,241 violations

2.  1910.1200 – Hazard Communication 6,156

3.  1926.451 – Scaffolding 5,423

4.  1910.134 – Respiratory Protection 3,879

5.  1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods 3,452

6.  1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks 3,340

7.  1926.1053 – Ladders 3,311

8.  1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout 3,254

9.  1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements 2,745

10. 1910.212 – Machine Guarding 2,701

Data Source: OIS Standards Cited Report Dated 9/13/13

 

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