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OSHA Top 10 Safety Violations in 2019

Vadym Hordov

December 2, 2019

OSHA has released the list of top 10 most cited violations in 2019.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says employers can save between $4 and $6 for every dollar they invest in training and prevention. It pays off in lower costs, increased productivity, and safer workers. A look at the latest data on the most cited OSHA standard violations will give you a good idea of where you should be spending your training dollars.

OSHA Standard & Number of Violations:

  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements: 7,014
  2. Hazard Communication: 4,170
  3. Scaffolding: 3,228
  4. Lockout/Tagout: 2,975
  5. Respiratory Protection: 2,826
  6. Ladders: 2,766
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks: 2,347
  8. Fall Protection - Training Requirements: 2,059
  9. Machine Guarding: 1,987
  10. Eye and Face Protection: 1,630
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