OSHA’s Annual ‘Top 10’ List

Fall Protection – General Requirements is the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the eighth consecutive year, the agency and Safety+Health announced at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo. The top five violations remained unchanged for the fourth straight year, with Hazard Communication, Scaffolding, Respiratory Protection and Lockout/Tagout following Fall Protection, respectively. Eye and Face Protection emerged as a newcomer, ranking 10th. “The Top 10 represents the most frequently cited standards, and they are a good place to start for the employer in identifying hazards in their own workplace,” says Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. “Knowing how workers are hurt can go a long way toward keeping them safe,” National Safety Council (NSC) President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman said in an Oct. 23 press release. “The OSHA Top 10 list calls out areas that require increased vigilance to ensure everyone goes home safely each day.” Click HERE to view the presentation of the preliminary data for OSHA’s Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2018.

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