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OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations for FY 2020

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Top 10 "serious" violations, fiscal year 2020

OSHA defines a “serious” violation as “one in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result, and the employer knew or should have known of the hazard.”

Top 10 ‘serious’ violations, fiscal year 2020

 

Top 10 "willful" violations, fiscal year 2020

OSHA defines a “willful” violation as one “committed with an intentional disregard of or plain indifference to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and requirements.”

Top 10 ‘willful’ violations, fiscal year 2020

*The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 occurred during this time.

Tables are based on OSHA Information System data from Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020. Data is preliminary and current as of Jan. 29.

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