OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations for 2017

​The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor as part of the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual gathering of safety professionals.

OSHAWhile the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations vary little from year to year, violation number nine “Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503)” is new to the list this year.

The Top 10 for FY 2017* followed by the violation citation number, and the number of instances are:

  1. Fall Protection; General Requirements (1926.501) – 6,072
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 4,176
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 3,288
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) –  3,097
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) –  2,877
  6. Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,241
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,162
  8. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 1,933
  9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) – 1,523
  10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 1,405

“The OSHA Top 10 is more than just a list, it is a blueprint for keeping workers safe,” said NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. “When we all work together to address hazards, we can do the best job possible to ensure employees go home safely each day.”

The final report on the Top 10 violations for 2017 will be published in the December edition of the Council’s Safety+Health magazine.

*Preliminary figures as of Sept. 5, 2017

 

 

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