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Frequently Cited OSHA Violations…

Monday, November 17th, 2014

…And How To Avoid Them.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other organizations release periodic lists of violations to inform safety and facility managers of the most common violations that put workers at risk of injury or death.  Some published  lists focus on the previous year’s “Top 10” violations; others focus on Willful Violations that can carry criminal penalties.

 

Violation: Fall Protection

Fall protection, ranks first on virtually every “frequently cited” list of violations. In 2013, OSHA wrote citations for nearly 9000 incidents related to protecting against falls—that’s about two dozen for each day of the year. In the construction industry, falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs account for one-third of all construction-worker deaths. Workers in health services, wholesale distribution operations and retail industries area also at significant risk of falls.

What to do

OSHA points to a three-step process…click here to read the full article.

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