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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2014:

  1. 1. Fall Protection – 6,143 violations
  2. 2. Hazard Communication – 5,161
  3. 3. Scaffolding – 4,029
  4. 4. Respiratory Protection – 3,223
  5. 5. Lockout/Tagout – 2,704
  6. 6. Powered Industrial Trucks – 2,662
  7. 7. Electrical – Wiring Methods – 2,490
  8. 8. Ladders – 2,448
  9. 9. Machine Guarding – 2,200
  10. 10. Electrical – General Requirements – 2,056

 

These are preliminary numbers and ranking as of August 11, 2014. The final report will be published in December. 

In 2013, OSHA’s top 10 violations were:

  1. 1. Fall Protection
  2. 2. Hazard Communication
  3. 3. Scaffolding
  4. 4. Respiratory Protection
  5. 5. Electrical – Wiring Methods
  6. 6. Powered Industrial Trucks
  7. 7. Ladders
  8. 8. Lockout/Tagout
  9. 9. Electrical – General Requirements
  10. 10. Machine Guarding

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact us today for your free consultation.

Source: National Safety Council

 

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.