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Fall protection tops the list of the OSHA’s most-cited workplace safety violations
Fall protection tops the list of the OSHA’s most-cited workplace safety violations
November 5, 2013 1:15 PM CST

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2013

Fall protection tops the list


Once again, fall protection tops the list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s most-cited workplace safety violations. The presentation of the Top 10 was given before a crowded group of spectators today on the Expo floor at the 2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

“We appreciate our colleagues at OSHA sharing their most recent data as we look toward Leading Safety into the Future,” said National Safety Council President and CEO Janet Froetscher. “Today’s presentation reminds us that it’s very important to learn from the past and address these top violations to help make our workplaces safer.”

The preliminary figures for the FY 2013 Top 10 are:

  1. 1926.501 – Fall Protection (8,241 violations)
  2. 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication (6,156 violations)
  3. 1926.451 – Scaffolding (5,423 violations)
  4. 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection (3,879 violations)
  5. 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods (3,452 violations)
  6. 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks (3,340 violations)
  7. 1926.1053 – Ladders (3,311 violations)
  8. 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout (3,254 violations)
  9. 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements (2,745 violations)
  10. 1910.212 – Machine Guarding (2,701 violations)
Data Source: OIS Standards Cited Report Dated 9/13/13

About the Author

Kathy Lane is the Communications Director for the National Safety Council.


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