OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of Fiscal Year 2012 (TRN Safety Alert)

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety)

OSHA has released it annual list of the top 10 workplace violations for fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012). Annually the list contains mostly the same standards, only switching positions, and this year is no exception. As the political landscape remains static, OSHA will continue to focus on increased planned inspections and higher penalty amounts. OSHA has repeatedly stated that they are an enforcement agency so one can only assume the number of inspections and citations will continue to rise.

With that said, here are OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Standards for FY 2012:

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements
Standard 1926.501
Total Violations: 7,250

2. Hazard Communication
Standard 1910.1200
Total Violations:  4,696

3. Scaffolding – General Requirements
Standard 1926.451
Total Violations:  3,814

4. Respiratory Protection
Standard 1910.134
Total Violations:  2,371

5. Ladders
Standard 1926.1053
Total Violations:  2,310

6. Machine Guarding – General Requirements
Standard 1910.212
Total Violations:  2,097

7. Powered Industrial Trucks
Standard 1910.178
Total Violations:  1,993

8. Electrical – Wiring Methods
Standard 1910.305
Total Violations:  1,744

9. Lockout/Tagout
Standard 1910.147
Total Violations:  1,572

10. Electrical – General Requirements
Standard 1910.303
Total Violations:  1,332

For more information, visit the National Safety Council website by (Clicking Here!)

Cliff Gerbick is the Director of Safety for The Reserves Network, a provider of “Total Staffing Solutions” in the office, industrial, professional and technical markets. To contact Cliff, email cgerbick@trnstaffing.com.

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