OSHA's Top 10 Violations for Fiscal Year 2012
- Fall Protection in construction (1926.501) 7,250 violations
Frequently violated requirements included failure to protect open sides and edges, to prevent falls from roofs, and to cover holes.
- Hazard Communication (1910.1200) 4,696 violations
Commonly violated requirements included failure to have a written program, inadequate employee education and training, improper or no labels on containers, and no MSDS's (SDSs) or lack of access them.
- Scaffolding in construction (1926.451) 3,814 violations
Violations included problems with scaffold construction, improper access to scaffolding surfaces, and lack of guardrails.
- Respiratory Protection (1910.134) 2,371 violations
Frequent violations were no written respiratory protection program, poor fit test procedures, unsuitable respirator selection process, and lack of procedures for voluntary use of respirators.
- Ladders in construction (1926.1053) 2,310 violations
Violations included damaged side rails, use of the top ladder step, inappropriate ladder for the job, and excessive loads on ladders.
- Machine Guarding (1910.212) 2,097 violations
Violations included point of operation exposures, inadequate or no anchoring of fixed machinery, and exposure to blades.
- Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) 1,993 violations
Common violations were inadequate operator training and refresher training, and poor conditions of PITs when returned to service after repair.
- Electrical-wiring methods ( 1910.305) 1,744 violations
Violations included problems with flexible cords and cables, boxes, and temporary wiring, poor use of extension cords, and using temporary wiring as permanent wiring.
- Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) 1,572 violations
Frequent violations were poor or no energy control procedures, inadequate worker training, and inspections not completed.
- Electrical-general requirements (1910.303) 1,332 violations
Common violations were related to electric shock and electrocution exposures.
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