A Costly List

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Each year, OSHA does a rundown of its top 10 most frequently cited violations for its fiscal year (in 2015: Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015).

Take a look at the list below and see if any of these areas are a problem for your shop. Though some of the violations are specific to the construction industry, others are for the general workplace, such as No. 2: hazard communication. Give this list some consideration as you think about improving your workplace (such as further training) to eliminate a possible fine or potential injury.

  1. Fall Protection (Construction) (1910.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding (Construction) (1926.451)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  5. Lockout/Tagout (Construction) (1910.147)
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  7. Ladders (Construction) (1926.1053)
  8. Electrical, Wiring Methods (1910.305)
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212)
  10. Electrical, General Requirements (1910.303)


For more information on the specific standards, visit OSHA’s website. Need training on anything safety-related? You know where to go.

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