Last week, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a list of the top 10 safety violations at workplaces in the U.S.
According to the list, the most frequently committed safety violations have to do with fall protection. OSHA revealed that last year they issued 7,139 citations involving fall protection safety. In addition, the agency says that 260 workers died in accidents involving violations in fall protections in the U.S. in 2010.
Second on the list is scaffolding violations. These types of violations topped last year’s list and accounted for 7,069 citations from OSHA in 2010. Also included in this year’s list of top safety violations are respiratory protection, hazard communication, lockout/tagout, ladders, wiring, electrical, powered industrial trucks, and machine guarding violations.
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