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Top Ten OSHA Standards Most Violated by Employers for Fiscal Year 2019

January 10, 2020
Gerald A. Connor
Posted in: Labor & Employment

Listed below are the top ten OSHA Standards that employers violated the most over the 2019 fiscal year:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  4. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  5. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  6. Ladders (1926.1053)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  8. Fall Protection – Training (1926.503)
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212)
  10. Eye and Face Protection (1910.102)

The 33,401 workplace inspections OSHA conducted in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 represented a “significant increase” over the number of inspections conducted in each of the previous three years, according to the Agency.  Data also indicated the Agency provided 1,392,611 workers with training on safety and health requirements through various education programs, including the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, Outreach Training Program, and Susan Harwood Training Grant Programs.  In FY19, OSHA’s no-cost On-Site Consultation Program found 137,885 workplace hazards. Contact our Scranton, PA based partner, Jerry Connor, for further information relating to OSHA and MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) matters.