Top 10 Safety Violations for 2015

The top 10 safety violations for 2015  were announced by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the "Top 10" on the Expo floor.  safety_prop_shaft

“In injury prevention, we go where the data tell us to go,” said National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. “The OSHA 'Top 10' list is a roadmap that identifies the hazards you want to avoid on the journey to safety excellence.”

The "Top 10" for FY 2015 are:

  • Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,721
  • Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,192
  • Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,295
  • Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,305
  • Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 3,002
  • Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,760
  • Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,489
  • Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 2,404
  • Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,295
  • Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 1,973

The resolution of these safety issues should be priority at every workplace in the U.S.  These are the items that cause the majority of the deaths and injuries and these same topics are those which OSHA Compliance Officers look for and find most often.

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