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Safety+Health, the official magazine of the National Safety Council congress and expo, published its list of the top 10 most-cited violations for 2018 in its December 2018 issue. Fall protection – general requirements topped the list for the eighth straight year. New to the list this year: personal protective and lifesaving equipment – eye and face protection

1. Fall Protection-General Requirements

Standard: 1926.501
Total Violations: 7,216

This standard outlines where fall protection is required, which systems are appropriate for given situations, the proper construction and installation of safety systems, and the proper supervision of employees to prevent falls. It is designed to protect employees on walking/working surfaces (horizontal or vertical) with an unprotected side or edge above 6 feet.

 

2. Hazard Communication

Standard: 1910.1200
Total Violations: 4,537

This standard addresses chemical hazards – both those chemicals produced in the workplace and those imported into the workplace. It also governs the communication of those hazards to workers.

 

3.Scaffolding

Standard: 1926.451
Total Violations: 3,319

This standard covers general safety requirements for scaffolding, which should be designed by a qualified person and constructed and loaded in accordance with that design. Employers are bound to protect construction workers from falls and falling objects while working on or near scaffolding at heights of 10 feet or higher.br />

 

4.Respiratory Protection

Standard: 1910.134
Total Violations: 3,112

This standard directs employers in establishing or maintaining a respiratory protection program. It lists requirements for program administration; worksite-specific procedures; respirator selection; employee training; fit testing; medical evaluation; respirator use; and respirator cleaning, maintenance and repair.

5.Lockout/ Tagout

Standard: 1910.147
Total Violations: 2,923

This standard outlines minimum performance requirements for the control of hazardous energy during servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment.

6. Ladders

Standard: 1926.1053
Total Violations: 2,780

This standard covers general requirements for all ladders.

7.Powered Industrial Trucks

Standard: 1910.178
Total Violations: 2,281

This standard covers the design, maintenance and operation of powered industrial trucks, including forklifts and motorized hand trucks. It also covers operator training requirements.

8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements

Standard: 1926.503
Total Violations: 1,978

This standard addresses training requirements for employers in regard to fall protection.

9. Machine Guarding

Standard: 1910.212
Total Violations: 1,969

This standard covers guarding of machinery to protect operators and other employees from hazards, including those created by point of operation, ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks.

10. Personal protective and Life Saving Equipment– Eye and Face Protection

Standard:1926.102
Total Violations: 1,528

This standard covers guarding of machinery to protect operators and other employees from hazards, including those created by point of operation, ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks.
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