Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations in 2019
Avoiding OSHA violations is the best way to protect your workers and your bottom line. Training is an easy and affordable way to help you prevent some of the most common OSHA violations. To help you get a head start with your 2020 safety training plan, we've compile a list of courses addressing OSHA's Top 10 Violations.
1.) Fall Protection - General Requirements 1926.501
Historically, falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for about one-third of all fatalities in the industry. Employers must assess the workplace to determine if walking or working surfaces have the necessary strength and structural integrity to safely support workers.
2.) Hazard Communication 1910.1200
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard is intended to ensure exposed workers and their employers are informed of the identities of hazardous chemicals, associated health and safety hazards, and appropriate protective measures. The standard covers over 43 million workers who produce or handle hazardous chemicals in more than five million workplaces across the country.
3.) Scaffolding - General Requirements 1926.451
According to the OSHA, 65 percent of workers employed in the construction industry work on scaffolds frequently. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents by assuring the scaffolds are in compliance with OSHA standards can prevent roughly 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year.
4.) Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout 1910.147
Injuries resulting from the failure to control hazardous energy during maintenance activities can be serious or fatal! Injuries may include electrocution, burns, crushing, cutting, lacerating, amputating, or fracturing body parts, and others.
5.) Respiratory Protection 1910.134
OSHA requires employers to develop and implement a written respiratory protection program for situations in which permissible exposure limits (PELs) of airborne contaminants are exceeded, or when the employer or work site requires the use of respirators by employees.
7.) Powered Industrial Trucks 1910.178
The Power Industrial Truck regulation (which includes forklifts, lift trucks and jacks) requires all workers who use and operate a Powered Industrial Truck to be trained and certified in order to minimize the number of accidents, injuries and deaths associated with Powered Industrial Trucks.
10.) Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment –
Eye and Face Protection 1926.102
Protecting the eyes and face from hazards like flying debris, chips, dust, splashes, extreme heat and light radiation is extremely important. You only get one set of eyes and when injured, recovery can be very lengthy and costly.
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