OSHA’s Top 10 list, it starts with Fall Protection (1926.501) as the most cited violation for the sixth straight year. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) and Scaffolding (1926.451) complete the top three most-cited categories, all unchanged from FY 2015.
Rounding out the top five most cited violations are Respiratory Protection (1910.134) and Lockout/Tagout (1910.147).
OSHA issued a total of more than 35,000 citations in its Top 10 categories during fiscal 2016, which ended Sept. 30.
OSHA’s Top 10 for fiscal year 2016
|1||Fall Protection – General Requirements||6,906|
|6||Powered Industrial Trucks||2,855|
|9||Electrical Wiring Methods||1,937|
|10||Electrical – General Requirements||1,704|
A serious violation is deﬁned by OSHA as “one in which there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result, and the employer knew or should have known of the hazard.”
OSHA’s Top 10 serious violations, fiscal year 2016
|1||Fall Protection (1926.501)||5,635|
|2||Hazard Communication (1910.1200)||3,544|
|5||Respiratory Protection (1910.134)||2,421|
|7||Machine Guarding (1910.212)||2,147|
|8||Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)||2,043|
|9||Electrical-Wiring Methods (1910.305)||1,424|
|10||Fall Protection Training (1926.503)||1,285|
A willful violation is deﬁned by OSHA as one “committed with an intentional disregard of or plain indifference to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and requirements.”
OSHA’s Top 10 willful violations, fiscal year 2016
|1||Fall Protection (1926.501)||173|
|5||Mechanical Power Press (1910.217)||44|
|7||Machine Guarding (1910.212)||19|
|8||Specific Excavation Requirements ( 1926.651)||19|
|9||General Duty Clause (5(a)(1)||16|
|10||Grain Handling (1910.272), Welding, Cutting and Heating (1915.53)||14|
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