OSHA Reports on Top 10 Safety Violations for 2009

OSHA recently released its Top 10 safety violations for 2009.  Despite all the positive progress made in the fall protection industry, fall protection continues to be among the top violations.  Clearly, there is still much work to do to increase safety and reduce risk for workers at heights.

1. Scaffolding – 9,093 violations

2. Fall Protection – 6,771 violations

3.  Hazard communication – 6,378 violations

4. Respiratory Protection – 3,803 violations

5. Lockout/Tagout – 3,321 violations

6. Electrical (wiring) – 3,079 violations

7. Ladders – 3,072 violations

8. Powerful Industrial Trucks – 2,993 violations

9. Electrical – 2,556 violations

10. Machine Guarding – 2,364 violations

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