Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2019

The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have compiled the Top Ten workplace safety violations cited by OSHA.

“Far too many preventable injuries and deaths occur on the job,” said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. “The OSHA Top 10 list is a helpful guide for understanding just how adept America’s businesses are in complying with the basic rules of workplace safety. This list should serve as a challenge for us to do better as a nation and expect more from employers. It should also serve as a catalyst for individual employees to re-commit to safety.”

Top 10 OSHA Violations for FY 2019:

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501)6,010
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)3,671
3. Scaffolding (1926.451)2,813
4. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)2,606
5. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)2,450
6. Ladders (1926.1053)2,345
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)2,093
8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503)1,773
9. Machine Guarding (1910.212)1,743
10. Eye and Face Protection (1926.102)1,411

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