OSHA Unveils Top 10 Safety Violations for 2013

Just another reason to focus on solid training and placing an emphasis on being cautious!  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, aka OSHA Unveils Top 10 Safety Violations for 2013. Fall Protection violations are up from last year’s 7,250.

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The preliminary figures for the Fiscal Year 2013 Top 10 are:

Violation                                                     Total Violations

1.  Fall Protection                                         8,241

2.  Hazard Communication                         6,156

3.  Scaffolding                                               5,423

4.  Respiratory Protection                             3,879

5.  Electrical, Wiring Methods                        3,452

6.  Powered Industrial Trucks                        3,340

7.  Ladders                                                 3,311

8.  Lockout/Tagout                                       3,254

9.  Electrical, General Requirements              2,745

10. Machine Guarding                                   2,701

(Data Source: OIS Standards Cited Report Dated 9/13/13)

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