OSHA IDs Top 10 violations for 2017

While OSHA’s Top 10 list of most frequently cited workplace safety violations is usually filled with familiar violations names, this year’s rundown contains a newcomer: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503).

The highly anticipated list was announced today by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.

With more than 4,500 workers killed and three million injured on the job each year, the violations represent the most serious and frequently found hazards to which employees are exposed.

“If all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” said Thomas Galassi, director of enforcement programs for OSHA. Galassi also urged employers to go beyond the minimal requirements to create a culture of safety at their companies.

Based on preliminary figures as of Sept. 5, 2017, the Top 10 for FY 2017 are:

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) – 6,072

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 4,176

3. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 3,288

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,097

5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 2,877

6. Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,241

7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,162

8. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 1,933

9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) – 1,523

10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 1,405

copied from ISHN.

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