OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violation for 2018

OSHA’S Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations for 2018

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Now that 2019 has arrived, lets take a look back at 2018 and see what OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations were.

Information provided by Safety and Health Magazine. [1]

1.

Fall Protection - General Requirement

(1926.501)

7,216 violations

2.

Hazard Communication

(1910.1200)

4,537 violations

3.

Scaffolding

(1926.451)

3,319 violations

4.

Respiratory Protection

(1910.134)

3,112 violations

5.

Lockout/Tagout

(1920.147)

2,923 violations

6.

Ladders

(1926.1053)

2,780 violations

7.

Powered Industrial Trucks

(1910.178)

2,281 violations

8.

Fall Protection - Training Requirements

(1926.503)

1,978 violations

9.

Machine Guarding

(1910.212)

1,969 violations

10.

Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment - Eye and Face Protection

(1926.102)

1,528 violations

Under each violation, sections are ranked by most citations. Of these sections, we can help prevent or correct violations for the top five for Fall Protection - General Requirements and for one of the top five for Scaffolding.

Fall Protection - General Requirements

Fall Safety Protection
Cited Section:

1926.501(b)(13) -Each employee engaged in residential construction activities 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above lower levels shall be protected by guardrail systems, safety net system, or personal fall arrest system unless another provision in paragraph (b) of this section provides for an alternative fall protection measure. [2]

Our Solution:

Personnel Fall Safety Nets

Cited Section:

1926.501(b)(1) - Each employee on a walking/working surface (horizontal and vertical surface) with an unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems. [2]

Our Solution:

Wall Mounted, both in and above ground Post Mounted, and both standard and split Existing Bollard Ring Mounted Loading Dock/Defender Nets, or the Defender Gate 10, the Defender Gate 20, or the Defender Gate XL

Cited Section:

1926.501(b)(10) - Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this section, each employee performing overhand bricklaying and related work 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above lower levels, shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, or shall work in a controlled access zone. [2]

Our Solution:

Personnel Fall Safety Nets

Cited Section:

1926.501(b)(11) - Each employee on a steep roof with unprotected sides and edges 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above lower levels shall be protected from falling by guardrail systems with toeboards, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems. [2]

Our Solution:

Personnel Fall Safety Nets Guardrail Netting

Cited Section:

1926.501(b)(4)(i) - Each employee on walking/working surfaces shall be protected from falling through holes (including skylights) more than 6 feet (1.8 m) above lower levels, by personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrail systems erected around such holes. [2]

Our Solution:

Hatch Netting Personnel Fall Safety Nets

Scaffolding

Cited Section:

1926.451(g)(1) - Each employee on a scaffold more than 10 feet (3.1 m) above a lower level shall be protected from falling to that lower level. [3]

Our Solution:

Personnel Fall Safety And Debris Netting Combo


Your company can avoid a violation, a hefty fine, or unforeseen tragedies if rules are followed and standards are met. We can help decrease these numbers in more ways than one, but it is everyone’s responsibility to be aware of and recognize hazards.

Sources:
[1] [2] [3]

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