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OSHA’s ‘Top 10’: Agency releases finalized data for FY 2023

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Washington — OSHA has published final data on the agency’s Top 10 most frequently cited standards for fiscal year 2023.

The ranking is unchanged from preliminary data released Oct. 24, as Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) remains atop the list, where it has been for 13 consecutive fiscal years.

The list represents OSHA Information System data from Oct. 1, 2022, to Sept. 29. Data was pulled on April 17.

The list:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements: 7,188 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 3,227
  3. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,950
  4. Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,835
  5. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,550
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,539
  7. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,493
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 2,109
  9. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1916.102): 2,064
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,635

OSHA and Safety+Health announced the preliminary data during the 2023 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in New Orleans.

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