Category Archives: Violations

FINAL RULE PERSONAL FALL Protection

FINAL RULE ESTABLISHES PERSONAL FALL Protection Systems Requirements OSHA has issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective … Continue reading

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OSHA Top 10 for FY 2016

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 … Continue reading

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What is wrong with these Harness?

Ok, while working in Nashville, TN I couldn’t help but notice some roofers working up on the roof. And what to my wondering eyes would I see? Men with their harness on, but were they donned properly? You be the … Continue reading

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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this Picture?

While working at the beach I stopped to observe the crane operator. But my attention immediately went to the men on the side of the building. Setting trusses, I watched the crane operator making a blind pick. No signaler. The … Continue reading

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Workplace Safety Violation Fines

Workplace safety violations will trigger stiffer fines. The recent budget law contains a little-noticed provision that jacks up the penalties imposed by OSHA… Occupational Safety and Health Admin by up to 80%. Employers and labor groups were surprised by the … Continue reading

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OSHA Annual Most Cited Violations List

OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is once again the agency’s most frequently cited standard. 2015 marks the fifth year in a row that the Fall Protection Standard tops the annual list. The Top 10 was presented Sept. 29 during the … Continue reading

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