November 23, 2020

Fast Facts: Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations From OSHA, FY 2014 (U.S.)

From the National Safety Council:

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 fiscal year 2014.

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The Top 10 for FY 2014* are:
  1. Fall protection (1926.501) – 6,143
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,161
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,029
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,223
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 2,704
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,662
  7. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 2,490
  8. Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,448
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,200
  10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 2,056
The final report on the Top 10 violations for 2014 will be published in the December edition of the Council’s Safety+Health magazine.
*Preliminary figures as of Aug. 11, 2014

See Also: OSHA Law and Regulations (Where the 19xx.xx) Numbers Come From

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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