At the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the preliminary “Top 10” most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016.
This year’s list provided no surprises. The list has virtually been the same for many years, with only slight changes to the order of the top ten violations. What does this mean? Most violators continue to make the same mistakes. This repeated pattern should call all employers and employees to be further diligent regarding workplace safety. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so employers can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace.
Employers should take this opportunity to evaluate their workplace hazards and their corresponding safety program.
The “Top 10” for FY 2016 are:
- Fall Protection (1926.501)
- Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
- Scaffolding (1926.451)
- Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
- Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
- Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
- Ladders (1926.1053)
- Machine Guarding (1910.212)
- Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
- Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)
The resolution of these safety issues should be priority at every workplace in the U.S. These are the items that cause the majority of the deaths and injuries and these same topics are those which OSHA Compliance Officers look for and find most often.
To help employers train employees on these topics, National Safety Compliance has developed safety training videos on each topic. These training programs come complete with all of the necessary information, forms and materials.
For questions concerning your training needs, contact Joe Crews at:
firstname.lastname@example.org @crewscrane 336.337.1043