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February 20, 2012

Top 10 OSHA Willful Violations of 2011


Willful violations are issued when OSHA believes there has beenTrench safety sign at ComplianceSigns.com intentional disregard of, or plain indifference to, OSHA rules. Willful Violations are subject to maximum fines 10 times higher than "serious" violations. The 10 OSHA standards with the most willful violations in 2011 were:
  1. Excavation protective system (1926.652), 84 violations
  2. Fall protection (1926.501), 67 violations
  3. Process safety management (1910.119), 45 violations
  4. Grain handling facilities (1910.272), 42 violations
  5. Asbestos (1926.1101), 37 violations
  6. Lockout / tagout (1910.147), 35 violations
  7. Machine guarding (1910.212), 25 violations
  8. Specific excavation requirements (1926.651), 24 violations
  9. General recording criteria (1904.7), 23 violations, and
  10. General duty clause (5A.0001), 22 violations.

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