OSHA Top 10 - 2014
by Master Admin - Friday, 26 September 2014, 05:47 PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced their preliminary top 10 list for the most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2014.

The complete top 10 list of most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2014 with examples of violations:

1. Fall Protection (1926.501): 6,143 violations

Covering holes
Protection of open sides and edges
Preventing falls from roofs

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 5,161 violations

No written program
Provide adequate employee education and training
Properly label containers / lack of any label
Access to safety data sheets

3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 4,029 violations

Problems with scaffold construction
Improper access to scaffolding surfaces
Lack of guardrails

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,223 violations

No written respiratory-protection program
Poor fit-test procedures
Unsuitable respirator-selection process
Procedures to voluntarily use respirators

5. Lockout / Tagout (1910.147): 2,704 violations

Poor or no energy-control procedures
Inadequate worker training
Incomplete inspections

6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,662 violations

Inadequate operator training
Inadequate refresher training
Condition of trucks when returned to service after repair

7. Electrical (wiring methods) (1910.305): 2,490 violations

Flexible cords and cables
Boxes and temporary wiring
improper use of extension cords
Use of temporary wiring as permanent wiring

8. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,448 violations

Damaged side rails
Using top ladder step
Ladder not suitable for the job
Excessive loads on ladders

9. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 2,200 violations

Point-of-operation exposures
Inadequate or no anchoring of fixed machinery
Exposure to blades

10. Electrical (general requirements) (1910.303): 2,056 violations

Electric shock
Electrocution exposures