10 Common Safety Violations In The Workplace

10 Common Safety Violations In The Workplace

Every year millions of Americans are seriously hurt while on the job. Although workplace injuries and illness numbers are down, many companies continue to incur safety violations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the ten most common citations for safety violations in 2011 were:

  •  Fall protection (7139 violations)
  • Scaffolding (7069 violations)
  • Hazard communication (6538 violations)
  • Respiratory protection (3944 violations)
  • Lockout/tagout (3,639 violations)
  • Electrical, wiring methods (3584 violations)
  • Powered industrial trucks (3432 violations)
  • Ladders (3244 violations)
  • Electrical, general requirements (2863 violations)
  • Machine Guarding (2728 violations)

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