OSHA Violations – the Most Common
The most common OSHA violations of workplace safety standards, according to OSHA’s own statistics for 2022 are:
- Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,260 violations;
- Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 2,424 violations;
- Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,185 violations;
- Ladders (1926.1053): 2,143 violations;
- Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,058 violations;
- Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,977 violations;
- Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,749 violations;
- Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,556 violations;
- Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,401 violations; and
- Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,370 violations
According to OSHA, “Fall Protection – General Requirements” remains at the top of the list of violations for the twelfth year in a row.
Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) violations increased drastically from fifth place in 2021 to second in 2022. A total of 1,947 violations were issued in 2021 and 2,424 violations were issued by OSHA in 2022, an increase of over 400 violations. The HazCom standard, found at 29 CFR 1910.1200, requires businesses and chemical manufacturers to provide information pertaining to hazard classification, a program, labels, training, and specific information on Safety Data Sheets.
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