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OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2018


November 14, 2018 - The American Society of Safety Professionals reports that OSHA has announced its preliminary list of the Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018.  

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the list during the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo in Houston.

Year to year, the rankings rarely change, although this year's No. 10, "Eye and Face Protection” (1926.102) was not on the 2017 list.
The Top 10 for FY 2018* are:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 7,270

  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 4,552

  3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 3,336

  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,118

  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,944

  6. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,812

  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,294

  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,982

  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,972

  10.  

  1. Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,536
    *Based on data as of Oct. 1, 2018.

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