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Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Top 10 List

Fall protection continues to lead OSHA's 'Top 10' list of safety violations in 2017

Accuform Signs help to avoid falls

Fall Protection comes in as number one for seven years in a row.

OSHA Top 10  Violations in 2017

Top 10 most frequently cited standards in 2017

  1. Fall protection, construction
    (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  2. Hazard communication standard, general industry
    (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
    (29 CFR 1926.451) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry
    (29 CFR 1910.134) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  6. Ladders, construction
    (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  7. Powered industrial trucks, general industry
    (29 CFR 1910.178) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  8. Machines, general requirements, general industry
    (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  9. Fall Protection, training requirements (29 CFR 1926.503) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  10. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry
    (29 CFR 1910.305) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
Construction Scaffolding Protection by Accuform

Scaffolding remained number three highest penalties assessed in 2017

Highest Penalties in 2017

OSHA assessed with the highest penalties.

  1. Fall protection - general requirements: 6,072 violations
    (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  2. Hazard communication: 4,176 violations (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  3. Scaffolding: 3,288 violations
    (29 CFR 1926.451) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  4. Respiratory protection: 3,097 violations
    (29 CFR 1910.134) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  5. Lockout/tagout): 2,877 violations (29 CFR 1910.147) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  6. Ladders: 2,241 violations
    (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  7. Powered industrial trucks: 2,162 violations
    (29 CFR 1910.178) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  8. Machines guarding: 1,933 violations
    (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]]
  9. Fall Protection, training: 1,523 violations (29 CFR 1926.503) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  10. Electrical, wiring methods: 1,405 violations
    (29 CFR 1910.305) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]

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Ghs

Companies found to be not compliant with GHS can now be fined.

Five OSHA Trends to watch in 2018

New Reporting Rules, New Demands

On January 1, 2017,  OSHA  issued new requirements for electronically submitting injury and illness data that has already been recorded. Good news, employers still have until December 1, 2017, to comply.

Criminal prosecutions for OSHA violations.

OSHA is referring all fatality cases and investigations in which there are three or more serious injuries to district attorney offices for possible criminal prosecution.

Fines for noncompliance with Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

By now, we're over one year into GHS requirements and if companies are not compliant, they can now be fined for not complying with GHS standard.

Process safety management changes.

This year, OSHA's new regulations will affect approximately 112 million employed workers - not only for construction but general industry operations, as well.

Use of OSHA’s General Duty Clause, particularly with chemical exposures.

When a specific regulation isn’t available to address a potential workplace hazard, OSHA uses the GDC to fine companies

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