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Fall protection tops OSHA’s annual most-cited violations list

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Atlanta – OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is once again the agency’s most frequently cited standard.

This is the fifth year in a row that the Fall Protection Standard tops the annual list, which was presented Sept. 29 during the NSC Congress & Expo by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, and Safety+Health’s Senior Associate Editor Kyle W. Morrison.

“Fall protection systems are out there,” Kapust said during the presentation. "They're moderately priced. There's no reason your employees shouldn't be in them."

The preliminary list, which covers fiscal year 2015, is:

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  7. Ladders (1926.1053)
  8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212)
  10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)

Finalized data, along with additional Top 10 details and exclusive content, will be published in the December issue of S+H.