Combat the OSHA Top 10 in 2017

Happy New Year, Safety Fans! Did you catch our last video of 2016 where we talked about the OSHA Top 10 most cited violations? You didn’t?! Well, check out the video here:

We wrote about the OSHA Top 10 back in October when the official list was released, but it’s never a bad idea to review when it comes to safety.

OSHA Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2016

  1. Fall Protection
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Scaffolds
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Lockout/Tagout
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machine Guarding
  9. Electrical Wiring
  10. Electrical, General Requirements

Last week we told you how you can help tackle #7, Ladders, on the list by participating in the first ever National Ladder Safety Month coming up in March.

You can help take down #5 and #8 by signing up for our two-day Advanced Machine Guarding and Lockout Tagout course, coming up on February 2 & 3. Read more about the class, being taught by SCT Machine Guarding Expert Jim Washam, here. During his time with OSHA, Mr. Washam essentially wrote the book on Machine Guarding and this is not a class to miss! Register online here or call 1-800-204-1729.

OSHA whittles down the Top 10 most cited violations using data from 32,000 inspections by federal employees. According OSHA statistics, more than 4,500 workers are killed and more than 3 million injured on the job each year.

Protect workers in 2017. Contact SCT today at 1-800-204-1729 for safety training and all your occupational health needs. Need safety supplies? Check out SCTSupply, our newest division where you can purchase all manner of safety equipment.