The Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations of 2012

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the top 10 cited workplace safety violations for the fiscal year of 2012. The list was unveiled at the NSC Congress & Expo this year by Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs for OSHA.

From the NSC website:

“We appreciate our colleagues at OSHA sharing their most recent data at our Celebration of the Century,” said National Safety Council President and CEO Janet Froetscher. “While great progress has been made in safety over the past 100 years, today’s presentation reminds us there is more to be done to make our workplaces safer.”

The Top 10 Cited Violations for the Fiscal Year 2012 are:

1) Fall ProtectionGeneral Requirements – 7, 250 Violations

2) Hazard Communication4,696 Violations 

3) Scaffolding – 3,814 Violations

4) Respiratory Protection2,371 Violations

5) Ladders2,310 Violations

6) Machine Guarding2,097 Violations

7) Powered Industrial Trucks1,993 Violations

8) Electrical – Wiring Methods1,744 Violations

9) Lockout/Tagout1,572 Violations 

10) Electrical – General Requirements1,332 Violations

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A finalized version of the report will be released in the NSC Safety+Health magazine in December.

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