2010 Top OSHA Violations

The National Safety Council Congress and Expo in San Diego served as the backdrop for OSHAs’ release of the 2010 top 10 most cited violations. Turns out that it hasn’t changed much. Here’s the list:

1. Scaffolding, General
2. Fall Protection
3. Hazard Communication
4. Respiratory Protection
5. Ladders
6. Lockout/Tagout
7. Electrical, Wiring Methods
8. Powered Industrial Trucks
9. Electrical, General
10. Machine Guarding

Thomas Galassi, the director of OSHA’s directorate of enforcement program stated that this is the result of over 94,000 citations from the 2010 fiscal year. The top ten made up almost half of all the citations handed out.