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The Top Ten OSHA Violations for 2014

top 10 osha violations of 2014Every year, OSHA releases a preliminary list of the top ten most frequent workplace safety violations. The figures below show the most cited violations within the U.S. in the 2014 fiscal year through August 11. The list was presented by the Deputy Director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust at the National Safety Council's Congress in San Diego, CA. this month.
 
The top 10 most cited OSHA violations:
 
Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,143 violations
Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,161
Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,029
Respiratory Protection – (1910.134) – 3,223
Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 2,704
Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,662
Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 2,490
Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,448
Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,200, and
Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 2,056
 
Aside from receiving a violation from OSHA, bad safety practices put employees at an elevated risk for injury or death in the workplace. Avoid the fines, avoid the problems, and adhere to OSHA regulations for your industry. Furthermore, make sure that yourself and other employees understand the importance of utilizing the proper personal protection equipment (PPE) in the workplace.
 

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