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News Nov. 14, 2023

Fall protection tops list of OSHA’s most-cited violations for 2023

Recent numbers from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration show dangers from falls at construction sites remain the most frequently cited hazard on OSHA’s list of most-cited violations for fiscal year 2023, according to Safety+Health magazine.

Other rules related to construction falls are among the top 10 violations, including ladders and scaffolds.

Following are the top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2023:

  1. Fall protection—general requirements at 7,271 violations
  2. Hazard communication at 3,213 violations
  3. Ladders at 2,978 violations
  4. Scaffolding at 2,859 violations
  5. Powered industrial trucks at 2,561 violations
  6. Lockout/tagout at 2,554 violations
  7. Respiratory protection at 2,481 violations
  8. Fall protection—training requirements at 2,112 violations
  9. Personal protective and lifesaving equipment—eye and face protection at 2,074 violations
  10. Machine guarding at 1,644 violations

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