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OSHA Top 10 Violations 2019

By September 26, 2019 No Comments

OSHA Top 10 – Companies around the United States still are failing to address the same hazards that are leading to OSHA’s Top 10 violations.

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, announced the OSHA Top 10 2019 preliminary results to a crowded room of safety professionals at the National Safety Congress and Expo.

The OSHA Top 10 – 2019 list covered a citation period between Oct. 1, 2018 and Aug. 15, 2019.

“Far too many preventable injuries and deaths occur on the job,” said Lorraine M. Martin, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, in a statement. “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.

OSHA Top 10

Number 10: Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection

Standard: 1926.102                                     Citations: 1,411

Number 9: Machine Guarding

Standard: 1910.212                                     Number of Violations: 1,743

Number 8: Fall Protection – Training Requirements

Standard: 1926.503                                     Citations: 1,773

Number 7: Powered Industrial Trucks

Standard: 1910.178                                     Citations: 2,093

Number 6: Ladders

Standard: 1926.1053                                   Citations: 2,345

Number 5: Respiratory

Respiratory citations fell to number 5 this year from number 4 in 2018.

Standard:1910.134                                      Citations: 2,450

Number 4: Lockout/Tagout

Lockout/tagout citations increased in 2019, landed them in the number 4 spot.

Standard: 1910.147                                     Citations: 2,606

Number 3: Scaffolding

Standard: 1926.451                                     Citations: 2,813

Number 2: Hazard Communication

Standard: 1910.1200                                   Citations: 3,671

Number 1: Fall Protection General Requirements

Standard: 1926.501                                     Citations: 6,010

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