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OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2018

Dec 11, 2018

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration announced its list of the agency's top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018. Fall protection tops the list for both “serious” and “willful” violations, making it the most cited violation of 2018.

top 10 2018 osha violationsOSHA defines a serious violation as “one in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result, and the employer knew or should have known of the hazard,” and a willful violation as one “committed with an intentional disregard of or plain indifference to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and requirements." 

Here's the Top 10 most frequently cited violations of 2018: 

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 7,270 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 4,552
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 3,336
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,118
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,944
  6. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,812
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,294
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,982
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,972
  10. Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,536
Learn more »  View the Top 10 serious and willful violations here »