OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2015

OSHA released the preliminary report of the top 10 violations for 2015 this week. They are as follows:

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

The number of violations increased over 2014 pointing to the fact that OSHA was busier this year. The only other notable change of 2014 was the fact that “Ladders” and “Electrical – Wiring Methods” traded places (Ladders was in 8th place in 2014 and 7th place in 2015 while “Electrical – Wiring Methods” was was 7th in 2014 and 8th this year).