2014 Top List of OSHA Citations

Last week was the National Safety Conference in San Diego. A couple of our people were there as we usually are. It’s an annual event that features anything and everything related to safety. It’s also the time of year when OSHA traditionally releases its’ list of the top safety violations for the year.

This year, the top 10 most-cited violations is as follows:

  1. Fall Protection in Construction (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding in Construction (1926.451)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  7. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
  8. Ladders in Construction (1926.1053)
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212)
  10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)

Compare to last years’ list. Top ten remain the same but the order changes a little.

It’s a preliminary list and more detailed information will be released at a later date.


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.