Note: If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to sign up for our holiday contest for your chance to win cash for holidays!

While the violations on the annual OSHA Top 10 list don’t typically change from year to year, experts say they should serve as a reminder to employers to learn how they can appropriately apply the safety standards in their workplaces.

The preliminary annual list of OSHA’s most frequently cited workplace safety violations was released at a recent meeting of the National Safety Council. They are:

  • Fall protection — general requirements (1926.501). Total violations: 7,250.
  • Hazard communication (1910.1200). Total violations: 4,696.
  • Scaffolding (1926.451). Total violations: 3,814.
  • Respiratory protection (1910.134). Total violations: 2,371.
  • Ladders (1926.1053). Total violations: 2,310.
  • Machine guarding (1910.212). Total violations: 2,097.
  • Powered industrial trucks (1910.178). Total violations: 1,993.
  • Electrical — wiring methods (1910.305). Total violations: 1,744.
  • Lockout/tagout (1910.147). Total violations: 1,572.
  • Electrical — general requirements (1910.303). Total violations: 1,332

source: Risk and Insurance Online