Fall protection stays at the top of the list for the 11th year, followed by Respiratory Protection and Ladders. Hazard Communication, which spent the last several years at number two, moved to the fifth spot on this year’s list.
North Dakota’s top numbers differ slightly. Fall protection is number one but general machine guarding and protective systems for trenching and excavating follow that.
The Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards in the nation for FY 2021 are:
Fall Protection – General Requirements: 5,295 violations
Respiratory Protection: 2,527
Hazard Communication: 1,947
Fall Protection – Training Requirements: 1,666
Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection: 1,452
Powered Industrial Trucks: 1,420
Machine Guarding: 1,113
A more in-depth analysis of the Top 10 violations for 2021 will be published in the December edition of Safety+Health magazine, a National Safety Council publication.