The Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2013

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OSHA unveiled the Top 10 OSHA violations of 2013 at this year’s National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Chicago. Sponsored by Safety+Health magazine and The top ten list presentation drew a big crowd of attendees in the Expo hall.

Most hazards carried over from the 2012 list, with a couple gaining ground and a few falling. Fall Protection repeated as the number one violation as did HazCom Violations at #2 – which makes sense given all of the attention OSHA has put on HazCom since it revised the standard last year to align with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Other hazards rounding out the top are as follows:

Most Cited Violation of 2013

1. Fall Protection (29 CFR 1926.501) 7250 violations

2. Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200)

3. Scaffolding (29 CFR 1926.451) – 3018 violations (Big problem, people using scaffoldings as ladders and ladders as scaffolding, assuming one could work for the other.)

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)

5. Electrical – Wiring Methods (29 CFR 1910.305)

6. Powered Industrial Trucks (29 CFR 1910.178)

7. Ladders (1926.1053)

8. Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)

9. Electrical – General (29 CFR 1910.303) 2863 violations

10. Machine Guarding – General Requirement (29 CFR 1910.212)

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