2018 Most Frequent OSHA Citations
At the October 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, it was announced by Patrick Kapust, OSHA’s Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs, that they had released the 2018 Most Cited OSHA Violations. Listed below are the top 10 violations and their corresponding number of citations for 2018.
- Fall Protection – General Requirements – 7,216
- Hazard Communication – 4,537
- Scaffolding – 3,319
- Respiratory Protection – 3,112
- Lockout/Tagout – 2,923
- Ladders – 2,780
- Powered Industrial Trucks – 2,281
- Fall Protection – Training Requirements – 1,978
- Machine Guarding – 1,969
- Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection – 1,528
Kapust states that these top 10 are a great place for employers to start when identifying hazards in the workplace, but it doesn’t cover all necessary hazards that should be assessed and addressed. It is recommended that companies bring in professionals to conduct safety inspections as well as conducting your own Job Safety Analysis every day and for every project. By doing so, you will ensure that everyone has the proper training, personal protective equipment, and is aware of the potential hazards that day, which is vital to complying with the immense amount of OSHA regulations you are responsible for.
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