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Top Ten OSHA Violations: 2012 vs. 2014


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A list of the “OSHA Top Ten Violations for 2014” has been released along with links to valuable resources to help your facility stay on top of safety in the workplace. We compared the results from 2012 and 2014 to create a visual representation of how far accidents in the workplace have come during the course of two years.

Fall Protection has been the top offense in both 2012 and 2014, however, the number of violations have decreased significantly. On the other hand, the remaining top violations on the list have actually increased by nearly 14%.  Stay up-to-date on regulation requirements and facility safety protocol will help to make sure your work facility is doing its best to decrease the amount of OSHA violations.

Certainly all OSHA standards are important, but which standards are most valuable to you in your workplace? Write us a comment in the box below and let us know!

2012 Number of Violations 2014 Number of Violations
1. Fall Protection 1926.501 7,250 1. Fall Protection 1926.501 6,143
2. Hazard Communication 1910.1200 4,696
  1. Hazard Communication 1910.1200
5,161
3. Scaffolds 1926.451 3,814 3. Scaffolding 1926.451 4,029
4. Respiratory Protection 1910.134 2,371 4. Respiratory Protection 3,223
5. Ladders 1926.1053 2,310 5. Lockout/Tagout 1910.147 2,704
6. Machine Guarding 1910.212 2,097 6. Powered Industrial Trucks 1910.178 2,662
7. Power Industrial Trucks 1910.178 1,993 7. Electrical, Wiring Methods 1910.305 2,490
8. Electrical – Wiring Methods 1910.305 1,744 8. Ladders 1926.1053 2,448
9. Control of Hazardous Energy/Lockout/Tagout 1910.147 1,572 9. Machine Guarding 1910.212 2,200
10. Electrical – General Requirements 1910.303 1,332 10. Electrical, General Requirements 1910.303 2,056