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2017’s Top Workplace Violations

2017's Top Workplace Violations

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 13 people die every day while doing their jobs. It is vitally important for all employers to make workplace safety a top priority as the vast majority of workplace injuries and deaths are preventable.

Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announce the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations. The list does not vary much year over year, meaning many employers are making the same mistakes over and over, putting employees at risk for serious injury and even death.

Here are the top 10 cited violations:

  1. Fall protection/General requirements
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Lockout/Tagout (control of hazardous energry sources)
  6. Ladders
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks
  8. Machine Guarding
  9. Fall Protection-Training Requirements
  10. Electrical/Wiring Methods.


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Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.