Fall Protection in OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations
The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at No. 9 with 1,523 violations, just ahead of Electrical – Wiring Methods (1,405 violations). The entire list was revealed during the 2017 National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo.
The top five remained identical to the FY 2016 list, with Fall Protection – General Requirements at No. 1 by a wide margin with 6,072 violations. In a distant second was Hazard Communication with 4,176.
Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, and Kevin Druley, associate editor for Safety+Health, presented the preliminary data for FY 2017, which ended Sept. 30. (Read More)