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Fall Protection Again Tops the List of OSHA Violations

Oct 27, 2023
For the 13th straight year, fall protection violations topped OSHA’s Top 10 list. The agency recorded 7,271 violations in FY 2023, which ended Sept. 30. Also making the top five: hazard communication (3,213 violations), ladders (2,978 violations), scaffolding (2,859 violations) and powered industrial trucks (2,561 violations). The list reflects enforcement in both general industry and construction.

Here’s the complete list for FY 2023:

  • Fall Protection – General Requirements (29 CFR 1926.501): 7,271 violations
  • Hazard Communication (29 CFR1910.1200): 3,213
  • Ladders (29 CFR 1926.1053): 2,978
  • Scaffolding (29 CFR 1926.451): 2,859
  • Powered Industrial Trucks (29 CFR 1910.178): 2,561
  • Lockout/Tagout (29 CFR 1910.147): 2,554
  • Respiratory Protection (29 CFR 1910.134): 2,481
  • Fall Protection – Training Requirements (29 CFR 1926.503): 2,112
  • Eye and Face Protection (29 CFR 1926.102): 2,074
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding (29 CFR 1910.212): 1,644

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