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OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2018

Posted: January 9, 2019

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2018

OSHA recently announced their annual Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations for fiscal year 2018 at the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Congress and Expo in Houston, TX.  For the fifth straight year, the top five most cited violations have gone unchanged.  However, Eye and Face Protection are a new comer to this year’s list.  Here is the complete list for 2018, along with the lists for previous years:

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2018 – Most Cited Violations

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501) = 7,216 total violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) = 4,537 total violations
  3. Scaffolding – General Requirements (1926.451) = 3,319 total violations
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) = 3,112 total violations
  5. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) = 2,923 total violations
  6. Ladders (1926.1053) = 2,780 total violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) = 2,281 total violations
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) = 1,978 total violations
  9. Machine Guarding– General Requirement (1910.212) = 1,969 total violations
  10. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102) = 1,528 total violations

 

2017 – Most Cited Violations

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  5. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  6. Ladders (1926.1053)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  8. Machine Guarding– General Requirement (1910.212)
  9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503)
  10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)

 

2016 – Most Cited Violations

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  5. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  7. Ladders (1926.1053)
  8. Machine Guarding – General Requirement (1910.212)
  9. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
  10. Electrical – General Requirement (1910.303)

 

2015 – Most Cited Violations

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  5. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  7. Ladders (1926.1053)
  8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
  9. Machine Guarding – General Requirement (1910.212)
  10. Electrical – General (1910.303)

 

2014 – Most Cited Violations

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  5. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  7. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
  8. Ladders (1926.1053)
  9. Machine Guarding – General Requirement (1910.212)
  10. Electrical – General (1910.303)

 

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