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OSHA Releases Top 10 Hazards


By Dan Hounsell Maintenance & Operations

The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for 2017 remained largely unchanged from 2016, except for one new addition. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list in ninth with 1,523 violations, just ahead of Electrical – Wiring Methods, with 1,405 violations, according to an article in Safety & Health Magazine.

The top five violations remained identical to the 2016 list, with Fall Protection – General Requirements leading by a wide margin with 6,072 violations. In a distant second was Hazard Communication with 4,176 violations.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 6,072 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 4,176
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 3,288
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,097
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,877
  6. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,241
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,162
  8. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,933
  9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements: 1,523
  10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305): 1,405

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This Quick Read was submitted by Dan Hounsell, editor-in-chief of Facility Maintenance Decisions, dan.hounsell@tradepressmedia.com. To read more about compliance with OSHA hazardous waste standards, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/9795FMD. To learn about changes to OSHA’s arc flash standards, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/16582FMD.

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