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OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2015 announced at National Safety Council Congress and Expo

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015.

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s directorate of enforcement programs, presented the top 10 on the expo floor as part of the 2015 National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Atlanta.

“In injury prevention, we go where the data tell us to go,” said National Safety Council president and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. “The OSHA top 10 list is a roadmap that identifies the hazards you want to avoid on the journey to safety excellence.”

The preliminary report shows figures as of Sept. 8, and the final report can be expected to be published in the December edition of the council's

Safety+Health magazine.

 

The top 10 violations for 2015 (preliminary):

 

1.      Fall Protection (1926.501) — 6,721

2.      Hazard Communication (1910.1200) — 5,192

3.      Scaffolding (1926.451) — 4,295

4.      Respiratory Protection (1910.134) — 3,305

5.      Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) — 3,002

6.      Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) — 2,760

7.      Ladders (1926.1053) — 2,489

8.      Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) — 2,404

9.      Machine Guarding (1910.212) — 2,295

10.  Electrical — General Requirements (1910.303) — 1,973

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