OSHA’s top 10 workplace safety violations for 2015

Fall protection, hazard communication lead the list.

October 02, 2015 |
OSHA’s announces Top 10 Violations for 2015

Scaffolding on a building in Cincinnati, Ohio. OSHA listed scaffolding as a frequent workplace safety hazard.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015. 

"In injury prevention, we go where the data tell us to go," said National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. "The OSHA Top 10 list is a roadmap that identifies the hazards you want to avoid on the journey to safety excellence."

The Top 10 hazards for FY 2015 are:

  1. Fall Protection – 6,721
  2. Hazard Communication – 5,192
  3. Scaffolding – 4,295
  4. Respiratory Protection – 3,305
  5. Lockout/Tagout – 3,002
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks – 2,760
  7. Ladders – 2,489
  8. Electrical – Wiring Methods – 2,404
  9. Machine Guarding – 2,295
  10. Electrical – General Requirements – 1,973

The final report on the Top 10 violations for 2015 will be published in the December edition of the Council's Safety+Health magazine.

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