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Fall protection, hazard communication top OSHA violations tally for FY2013

Source: National Safety Council, Itasca, Ill.

Fall Protection once again leads the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s top 10 most-cited workplace safety violations, which were announced in Chicago during the 2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

“We appreciate our colleagues at OSHA sharing their most recent data as we look toward Leading Safety into the Future,” said National Safety Council CEO Janet Froetscher. “[The] presentation reminds us that it’s very important to learn from the past and address these top violations to help make our workplaces safer.”

Using agency figures released in mid-September, National Safety Council staff prepared these preliminary citation totals for the federal government’s 2013 fiscal year, ending September 30:

  1. 1926.501 – Fall Protection (8,241)
  2. 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication (6,156)
  3. 1926.451 – Scaffolding (5,423)
  4. 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection (3,879)
  5. 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods (3,452)
  6. 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks (3,340)
  7. 1926.1053 – Ladders (3,311)
  8. 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout (3,254)
  9. 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements (2,745)
  10. 1910.212 – Machine Guarding (2,701)