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Top 10 serious violations for FY 2013

December 5, 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.Yesterday, I shared an updated overall list that included top sections cited.

Here are the top 10 serious violations OSHA issued in 2013:

Ranking – Standard – Number of violations

1. – Fall Protection (1926.501) – 7,492

2. – Scaffolding (1926.451) – 5,213

3. – Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 3,761

4. – Ladders (1926.1053) – 3,162

5. – Electrical – Wiring methods (1910.305) – 2,923

6. – Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 2,832

7. – Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,588

8. – Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,539

9. – Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 2,365

10. Electrical, General Requirements (1910.303) – 2,204

Source: OSHA

Check back tomorrow, when I’ll detail the 10 willful violations from 2013.

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