OSHA Announces 2018 Top 10 Most Cited Violations

OSHA recently announced their 2018 top 10 most cited violations. The top five violations remained unchanged for the fourth straight year, and Fall Protection – General Requirements is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the eighth consecutive year. Eye and Face Protection emerged as a newcomer, ranking 10th.

OSHA’s 2018 Top 10:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements: 7,720 violations
  2. Hazard Communication: 4,552 violations
  3. Scaffolding: 3,336 violations
  4. Respiratory Protection: 3,118 violations
  5. Lockout/Tagout: 2,294 violations
  6. Ladders: 2,812 violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks: 2,294 violations
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements: 1,982 violations
  9. Machine Guarding: 1,972 violations
  10. Eye and Face Protection: 1,536 violations

 

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