The Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2011

Once again, OSHA used the National Safety Council's Congress and Expo to announce the years top 10 violations. The 2011 list was unveiled during a live presentation on the Expo floor sponsored by Safety+Health magazine. The list was very similar to 2010, with a couple of violations switching places. Hazard Communication violations remained high on the list, and unchanged at #3. Fall Protection and Scaffolding switched places and Ladders violations dropped from #5 to #8, while Powered Trucks and Electrical - Wiring Methods climbed up.

The next question we have is,"What will GHS alignment with Hazard Communication Standard mean for HazCom violations ranking next year?"

Most Cited Violations of 2011

  1. Fall Protection (29 CFR 1926.501) - 7,139 violations
  2. Scaffolding (29 CFR 1926.451) - 7,069 violations
  3. Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200) - 6,538 violations
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) - 3,944 violations
  5. Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) - 3,639 violations
  6. Electrical - Wiring Methods (29 CFR 1910.305) - 3,584 violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (29 CFR 1910.178) - 3,432 violations
  8. Ladders (1926.1053) - 3,244 violations
  9. Electrical - General (29 CFR 1910.303) - 2,863 violations
  10. Machine Guarding - General Requirement (29 CFR 1910.212) - 2,728 violations

 

Most Cited Violations of 2010

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