OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations of 2017

September 27, 2017 Dave Anderson

fall protection trainedFall Protection Training has joined the preliminary list of OSHA's most-frequently-cited safety violations of 2017. The annual announcement came this week during the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo in Indianapolis.

OSHA’s Top 10 list has been quite consistent in recent years, with just the one change from the 2015, 2016 and new 2017 lists. Fall Protection - Training slid into the #9 position this year, bumping Electrical Wiring to #10 and pushing Electrical, General requirements off the list.

“If all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” said Thomas Galassi, director of enforcement programs for OSHA. Galassi also urged employers to create a culture of safety at their companies.

Based on preliminary figures on Sept. 5, 2017, the Top 10 citations for fiscal year 2017 are:


1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) - cited 6,072 times

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) -
cited 4,176 times

3. Scaffolding (1926.451) -
cited 3,288 times

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) -
cited 3,097 times
 
5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) -
cited 2,877 times
 
6. Ladders (1926.1053) -
cited 2,241 times

7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) -
cited 2,162 times

8. Machine Guarding (1910.212) -
cited 1,933 times

9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) -
cited 1,523 times

10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) -
cited 1,405 times

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