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.
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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