TOP TEN OSHA VIOLATIONS…

Don’t get caught for these frequent violations!!!

Well, what do you know? It is true what they say…”the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Take a look at these lists of most often cited standards by OSHA in the past few years. Notice a pattern? Yep…pretty much the same standards (and mostly in the same order)! A good take away here is to look at your operations and make sure you are in good shape when it comes to these common citations.

For the Hazard Communication Standard, it is important to have a written plan in place AND that your training is documented…and don’t forget those SDS’s. If you have respirators lying around, make sure you have a written plan, training, medical clearances and fit testing as appropriate. Even if the respirators are voluntary and not required, you may trigger these requirements, depending on the type of respirator. If you operate forklifts (including motorized pallet jacks,) make sure your operators are initially properly trained and certified, and that refresher training is required. For your ladders, are your employees inspecting them prior to use? Make sure they are trained to do so.

Top OSHA Violations for the fiscal year 2017 as announced:
1.  Fall protection in construction
2.  Hazard communication
3.  Scaffolding
4.  Respiratory protection
5.  Lockout/Tagout
6.  Ladders in construction
7.  Powered industrial trucks
8.  Machine guarding
9.  Fall protection – training requirements
10. Electrical – wiring methods
Top Violations – 2017 (Read More)

Top OSHA Violations for the fiscal year 2016 as announced:
1.  Fall protection
2.  Hazard communication
3.  Scaffolds
4.  Respiratory protection
5.  Lockout/Tagout
6.  Powered industrial trucks
7.  Ladders
8.  Machine guarding
9.  Electrical wiring
10. Electrical, general requirements
Top Violations – 2016 (Read More)

Top OSHA Violations for the fiscal year 2015 as announced:
1.  Fall protection
2.  Hazard communication
3.  Scaffo0lds
4.  Respiratory protection
5.  Lockout/Tagout
6.  Powered industrial trucks
7.  Ladders
8.  Electrical, wiring methods
9.  Machine guarding
10. Electrical, general requirements
Top Violations – 2015 (Read More)

For questions about OSHA requirements, please contact your Ingenium Representative.

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