Top Ten 2016 OSHA Violations Announced

As is the norm at the annual National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo, the preliminary top ten safety violations for the year were announced. Here’s the list…

  1. Fall Protection, 6,929 violations
  2. Hazard Communication, 5,677 violations
  3. Scaffolds, 3,906 violations
  4. Respiratory Protection, 3,585 violations
  5. Lockout/Tagout, 3,414 violations
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks, 2,860 violations
  7. Ladders, 2,639 violations
  8. Machine Guarding, 2,451 violations
  9. Electrical Wiring, 1,940 violations
  10. Electrical, General Requirements, 1,704 violations

Compare to last years list:

  1. Fall Protection, 6,721 violations
  2. Hazard Communication, 5,192 violations
  3. Scaffolding, 4,295 violations
  4. Respiratory Protection, 3,305 violations
  5. Lockout/Tagout, 3,002 violations
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks, 2,760 violations
  7. Ladders, 2,489 violations
  8. Electrical – Wiring Methods, 2,404 violations
  9. Machine Guarding, 2,295 violations
  10. Electrical – General Requirements, 1,973 violations

Only numbers 8 and 9 switched places.

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