Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2017

Here are the top ten violations, along with the number of citations.

Deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, presented the agency’s preliminary list at the National Safety Congress and Expo on Sept. 26 this year.

Here are the top ten violations, along with the number of citations:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) – 6,072
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 4,176
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 3,288
  4. Respirator Protection (1910.134) – 3,097
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 2,877
  6. Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,241
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,162
  8. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 1,933
  9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) – 1,523
  10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 1,405

If you are just now reviewing your OSHA training performance, these standards would be a great place to start.

The items numbered 1910 are General Industry; those numbered 1926 are Construction.