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OSHA's Top 10 Violations of 2019

OSHA recently released its preliminary results of the top 10 most frequently cited workplace health and safety violations for 2019. The “Fall Protection – General Requirements” standard tops the list yet again – for the ninth consecutive year.

Here are the results (preliminary data as of August 15, 2019):

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (standard 1926.501): 6,010 violations

2. Hazard Communication (standard 1910.1200): 3,671 violations

3. Scaffolding (standard 1926.451): 2,813 violations

4. Lockout/Tagout (standard 1910.147): 2,606 violations

5. Respiratory Protection (standard 1910.134): 2,450 violations

6. Ladders (standard 1926.1053): 2,345 violations

7. Powered Industrial Trucks (standard 1910.178): 2,093 violations

8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (standard 1926.503): 1,773 violations

9. Machine Guarding (standard 1910.212): 1,743 violations

10. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (standard 1926.102): 1,411 violations

The final numbers are expected to be released in December. Stay tuned for more details!

From respiratory protection to fall protection to hazard communication, we provide occupational safety services to keep your workers safe and your workplace compliant. Contact our experts for guidance navigating OSHA’s detailed and often confusing regulations to ensure safety and avoid violating one of these top 10 standards!

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