OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2015 Announced

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2015. This list was presented today during the Natioanl Safety Council Congress & Expo, the world’s largest gathering for safety, health, and environmental professionals.

Fall Protection (1926.501) is once again OSHA’s most frequently cited standard, making this the fifth year in a row that it has topped the list.

Although this is just a preliminary list, we can get a decent look at 2015′s top violations. Finalized data, along with additional details, will be published in the December issue of NSC’s Safety+Health magazine.

The Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2015 (preliminary):

1.      Fall Protection (1926.501)   —   6,721 citations

2.      Hazard Communication (1910.1200)    —   5,192 citations

3.      Scaffolding (1926.451)   —   4,295 citations

4.      Respiratory Protection (1910.134)   —   3,305 citations

5.      Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)   —   3,002 citations

6.      Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)   —   2,760 citations

7.      Ladders (1926.1053)   —   2,489 citations

8.      Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)    —   2,404 citations

9.      Machine Guarding (1910.212)   —    2,295 citations

10.  Electrical — General Requirements (1910.303)   —   1,973 citations