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The 10 Most Common OSHA Violations

By / March 21, 2013 / / 0 Comments

construction signPreviously, we’ve discussed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) record keeping requirements and incident investigation. Of course, it’s important to protect your employees from accidents and injury, however, what are the most common violations according to OSHA?


Of the 40,000 plus citations issued by OSHA, here are the most common violations:

Personal Protective Equipment
Electrical Hazards
Machine Guarding
Hazard Communication
Flexible Extension Cords
Fall Protection
Lockout and tagout on energized equipment
A blocked or obstructed portable fire extinguisher
Welding and Compressed gasses
Documented Training Records

These common violations are a great place to start when developing a plan to minimize accidents and injuries. In addition, it could help you avoid citations and fines as well.