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October 1, 2013

OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations of 2013

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Once again, Fall Protection tops the list of OSHA's most-cited workplace safety violations. The Top 10 violations were announced today on the Expo floor at 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 President and CEO Janet Froetscher. “Today’s presentation reminds us that it’s very important to learn from the past and address these top violations to help make our workplaces safer.”

The preliminary figures for the FY 2013 Top 10 are:

Standard                                                                    Total Violations

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

(Data Source: OIS Standards Cited Report Dated 9/13/13)

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