OSHA’s Top Ten Violations for Fiscal Year 2017

 

By Rachel Morgan, MPH, ASP
EHS Specialist at Palmetto EHS, LLC

These are the top ten OSHA violations for fiscal year 2017. Notably, a new addition made the list this year in 9th place.

  1. Fall Protection in Construction (1926.501) (1st in 2014, 2015, 2016)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) (2nd in 2014, 2015, 2016)
  3. Scaffolding in Construction (1926.451) (3rd in 2014, 2015, 2016)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1019.134) (4th in 2014, 2015, 2016)
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) (5th in 2014, 2015, 2016)
  6. Ladders in Construction (1926.1053) (8th in 2014; 7th in 2015, 2016)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) (6th in 2014, 2015, 2016)
  8. Machine Guarding (1910.212) (9th in 2014, 2015; 8th in 2016)
  9. Fall Protection Training Requirements (1926.503)
  10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) (7th in 2014; 8th in 2015; 9th in 2016)

Not making the list this year is general electrical requirements (1910.303), which came in 10th in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

If your company needs help addressing issues related to these highly cited violations, contact us.

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