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OSHA’s Top 10 willful violations for FY 2013

December 6, 2013
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Because of the government shutdown, Safety+Health’s annual article on the top 10 for fiscal year 2013 had to use preliminary data.

I’ve since been in touch with OSHA officials, and this week I am providing additional details. Earlier in the week, I shared an updated overall list that included top sections cited, and yesterday I revealed the top 10 serious violations for FY 2013.

Rounding out my OSHA Top 10 update is a list of the top 10 willful violations of 2013:

Ranking – Standard – Number of violations

1. – Fall Protection (1926.501) – 73

2. – Excavations (1926.652) – 34

3. – Lead (1910.62) – 25

4. – Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 23

5. – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 20

6. – Scaffolding (1910.451) – 19

7. – Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes (1910.23) – 18

8. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 17

9. Process Safety Management (1910.119) – 14

10. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 10

Source: OSHA

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