Hot off the presses from the United States, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the list of the top 10 safety violations for 2018.

Year to year, the rankings rarely change, although this year’s No. 10, “Eye and Face Protection” (1926.102) was not on the 2017 list.
The Top 10 for FY 2018* are:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 7,270
  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
    *Based on data as of Oct. 1, 2018.

Source – American Society of Safety Professionals. Oct 23, 2018

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