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Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2018

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The Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2018

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501) - 7,270 Violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) - 4,552 Violations
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451) - 3,336 Violations
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) - 3,118 Violations
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) - 2,944 Violations
  6. Ladders (1926.1053) - 2,812 Violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) - 2,294 Violations
  8. Fall Protection - Training Requirements (1925.503) - 1,982 Violations
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212) - 1,972 Violations
  10. PPE - Eye and Face Protection (1926.102) 1,536 Violations
 

Most common OSHA violations in 2018

This illustrated list covers the most frequently cited OSHA standards compiled from the thousands of inspections in 2018. Although the top ten safety violations regularly remained unchanged, you may be surprised to find the addition of eye and face protection. Read to stay up to date with OSHA’s most current findings and explore what hazards you may be overlooking. Knowing how workers can get injured and what dangers are present at your worksite is key to keeping employees safe.

 

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