Fall Protection Tops OSHA’s Most Frequent Safety Violations List

September 30, 2015

Fall Protection ranked No.1 on OSHA’s preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015.

Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations for FY 2015*:

1.       Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,721

2.       Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,192

3.       Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,295

4.       Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,305

5.       Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 3,002

6.       Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,760

7.       Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,489

8.       Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 2,404

9.       Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,295

10.    Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 1,973

The final report on the Top 10 violations for 2015 will be published in the December edition of the Council's Safety+Health magazine.

*Preliminary figures as of Sept. 8, 2015

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