10 Common OSHA Violations

What OSHA Violations do our Consultants See the Most?

The 10 Most Common OSHA Violations our Safety Consultants Find Everyday

Working as a 3rd Party Safety Consultant provides an in-depth exposure & understanding of the OSHA regulations as they relate to our clients.  In this field, we work and develop relationships with clients spanning a wide range of industries, from manufacturing & construction to agriculture and mining.  Despite this wide range of clientele, we often see clients that were inspected by OSHA cited for the same violations.  The following list of regulations is the most common we have seen clients cited for over the years.

  1. Fall Protection 1926.501 (Construction)
  2. Hazard Communication 1910.1200
  3. Scaffolding 1926.451 (Construction)
  4. Respiratory Protection 1910.134.
  5. Lockout/Tagout 1910.147
  6. Ladders 1926.1053
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks 1910.178
  8. Machine Guarding 1910.212
  9. Personal Protective Equipment – Eye and Face Protection 1926.102 (Construction) 1910.133 (General Industry)
  10. Respirable Crystalline Silica 1926.1153 (Construction) 1910.1053 (General Industry)

We are Still Seeing Far Too Many Preventable Deaths & Injuries

OSHA themselves also published their Top 10 Most Cited violations for the fiscal year 2019 last September.  Their list of most-cited violations virtually mirrors the list above.  We are still seeing far too many preventable deaths & injuries occurring while on the job.  National Safety Council President and CEO Lorraine M. Martin said the following in a Sept. 10 press release.

The OSHA Top 10 list is a helpful guide for understanding just how adept America’s businesses are in complying with the basic rules of workplace safety. This list should serve as a challenge for us to do better as a nation and expect more from employers. It should also serve as a catalyst for individual employees to recommit to safety.”

Examining Your Own Work Place

This year it is time to look at your own workplace and see where solutions can be found.  These violations are very common and have been prevalent in the American workplace for a long time.  This is now the 9th year in a row that Fall Protection has been the #1 most cited violation.  The answers & solutions to maintaining OSHA compliance are out there, but it’s all about finding the best solution and implementing it.

Now is the Time for Change

Now is the time for change within your company’s safety culture.  With OSHA actively inspecting workplaces & job sites looking for Fall Protection and Silica violations to name a few, how can these companies make OSHA compliance a top priority?  The major step that needs to be completed is having an in-depth workplace evaluation conducted.  This is where Lancaster Safety is ready to assist!  Give us a call at 888.403.6026 to learn more about how we can assist.  With a strong commitment to safety, we hope all companies can avoid violations like those mentioned above.

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We’d love to partner with you!  We’ll start with a no-obligation consultation to see what your safety program could be missing!  Give us a call today at 888-403-6026.