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Health & Safety Watch: OSHA Releases Top 10 Violations

OSHA has released preliminary data noting the Top 10 Most Cited Violations. The data for the year is only preliminary, covering violations through September 30, 2018. While these violations cover every industry, they also remain common in countertop fabrication shops and can be avoided or abated relatively easily.

10. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment: Eye and Face Protection (1926.102) – 1,536 violations

9. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 1,972 violations

8. Fall Protection: Training Requirements (1926.503) – 1,982 violations

7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,294 violations

6. Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,812 violations

5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 2,944 violations

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,118 violations

3. Scaffolds: General Requirements (1926.451) – 3,336 violations

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 4,552 violations

1. Fall Protection: General Requirements (1926.501) – 7,270 violations

For more in-depth coverage of the top 10 violations for 2018, please read the feature in the December 2018 issue of Safety+Health, the official magazine of the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo.