OSHA’s Top 10 Cited Violations

Every year OSHA releases the top 10 most cited violations list to inform the industry of what safety topics to focus on in future trainings as well as on job sites. Recently OSHA released their preliminary top 10 most cited violations list for 2018. The top 7 violations remain the same as the top violations in 2017. Electrical wiring methods has fallen off the list while PPE and Lifesaving Equipment has become number 10. These ratings and violations do not include violations found by state enforcement agencies yet reflect nationwide safety issues that need to be amended.

Below is the list of OSHA’s top 10 citied violations:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements
    • 7,216 violations
  2. Hazard Communication
    • 4,537 violations
  3. Scaffolds – General Requirements
    • 3,319 violations
  4. Respiratory Protection
    • 3,112 violations
  5. Lockout/Tagout
    • 2,923 violations
  6. Ladders
    • 2,780 violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks
    • 2,281 violations
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements
    • 1,978 violations
  9. Machine Guarding
    • 1,969 violations
  10. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection
    • 1,528 violations

Our safety representatives are paired with certain account managers that continuously represent specific customers. The success that comes from this union is that our safety representatives are experts in their customers’ exact safety policy. Between our safety policies and our customers’ safety policies, we encompass all areas to recognize and prevent any possible hazards.

lee contracting safety teamAt Lee Contracting, we don’t just talk about safety, we put safety into action. We are continuously training our employees to recognize unsafe working conditions to minimize risk and the potential for injury. Our commitment to safety and health is designed to prevent employee accident/injury while promoting a positive environment. When our company meets our safety goals, it translates to better service and reduced costs for all our customers. Learn more about our safety program on our website today.

 Call us today to receive a free quote on your next industrial project (888) 833-8776.