OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2014:

  1. 1.Fall Protection – 6,143 violations
  2. 2.Hazard Communication – 5,161
  3. 3.Scaffolding – 4,029
  4. 4.Respiratory Protection – 3,223
  5. 5.Lockout/Tagout – 2,704
  6. 6.Powered Industrial Trucks – 2,662
  7. 7.Electrical – Wiring Methods – 2,490
  8. 8.Ladders – 2,448
  9. 9.Machine Guarding – 2,200
  10. 10.Electrical – General Requirements – 2,056

 

These are preliminary numbers and ranking as of August 11, 2014. The final report will be published in December. 

In 2013, OSHA’s top 10 violations were:

  1. 1.Fall Protection
  2. 2.Hazard Communication
  3. 3.Scaffolding
  4. 4.Respiratory Protection
  5. 5.Electrical – Wiring Methods
  6. 6.Powered Industrial Trucks
  7. 7.Ladders
  8. 8.Lockout/Tagout
  9. 9.Electrical – General Requirements
  10. 10.Machine Guarding

 

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Source: National Safety Council