Top 10 OSHA Violations- 2011

Below are the top 10 OSHA Violations for the 2011 fiscal year. The type of violations and number of total violations for each type are as follows:

  1. Fall Protection – 7,139
  2. Scaffolding – 7,069
  3. Hazard Communication – 6,538
  4. Respiratory Protection  – 3,944
  5. Lockout/Tagout  – 3,639
  6. Electrical – Wiring Methods  – 3,584
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks – 3,432
  8. Ladders  – 3,244
  9. Electrical – General Requirements – 2,863
  10. Machine Guarding – 2,728

These are serious issues that could lead to injury or even death if left un-noticed and un-corrected.  The businesses that were cited for these violations face serious penalties and hefty fines.

A strong safety culture and working with a professional safety consultant are good ways to make sure your employees are safe and that you are OSHA compliant.

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Top 10 OSHA Violations- 2011 was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by Sarah McGorry