OSHA’S TOP 10 VIOLATIONS FOR FISCAL 2012 ANNOUNCED

Federal OSHA has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2012.  They are as follows:

(1)       Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) – Total violations:  7,250

(2)       Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – Total violations:  4,696

(3)       Scaffolding (1926.451) – Total violations:  3,814

(4)       Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – Total violations:  2,371

(5)       Ladders (1926.1053) – Total violations:  2,310

(6)       Machine Guarding (1910.212) – Total violations:  2,097

(7)       Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – Total violations:  1,993

(8)       Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – Total violations:  1,744

(9)       Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – Total violations:  1,572

(10)    Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – Total violations 1,332

by Cummins, Goodman, Denley & Vickers, P.C.