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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For 2018


HOUSTON – The Occupational Safety & Health Administration announced its list of the agency's top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018 on Oct. 23 during a morning Learning Lab session that took place in the middle of the National Safety Congress & Expo show floor. Attendees of the #NSCExpo Learning Lab session were the first to hear this major announcement from the federal agency.

The list was announced by Patrick Kapust, OSHA's Deputy Director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs, in a highly attended half-hour session. Kapust gave the list of violations in reverse order and included the violated regulation and the number of violations based on preliminary data.

The top 10 violations seen by OSHA in fiscal year 2018 are as follows:

10. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment—Eye and Face Protection: 1926.102, with 1,536 violations 9. Machine Guarding: 1926.212, with 1,972 violations 8. Fall Protection—Training Requirements: 1926.503, with 1,982 violations 7. Powered Industrial Trucks: 1910.178, with 2,294 violations 6. Ladders: 1926.1053, with 2,812 violations 5. Lockout/Tagout: 1910.147, with 2,944 violations 4. Respiratory Protection: 1910.134, with 3,118 violations 3. Scaffolds—General Requirements: 1926.451, with 3,336 violations 2. Hazard Communication: 1910.1200, with 4,552 violations 1. Fall Protection—General Requirements: 1926.501, with 7,720 violations

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