OSHA Reveals Top 10 Safety Violations for 2019

Noria news wires

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council recently announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2019. Fall protection tops the list for the ninth consecutive year. Meanwhile, eye and face protection, a newcomer to last year’s list, remains in the No. 10 spot.

“Far too many preventable injuries and deaths occur on the job,” said Lorraine M. Martin, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “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.”

The preliminary figures for the 2019 fiscal year are as follows:

1. Fall Protection (General Requirements) — 6,010 Violations

2. Hazard Communication — 3,671 Violations

3. Scaffolding — 2,813 Violations

4. Lockout/Tagout — 2,606 Violations

5. Respiratory Protection — 2,450 Violations

6. Ladders — 2,345 Violations

7. Powered Industrial Trucks — 2,093 Violations

8. Fall Protection (Training Requirements) — 1,773 Violations

9. Machine Guarding — 1,743 Violations

10. Eye and Face Protection — 1,411 Violations

For more information, visit www.nsc.org.

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