OSHA Releases Final Numbers for Top 10 Cited Standards in 2017

The counts are in, and OSHA has released the final numbers in their annual Top 10 Violations for the 2017 fiscal year. Preliminary numbers were released at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Indianapolis in September 2017.

The final numbers for the top 10 OSHA violations did not change the preliminary rankings of the top 10. Fall Protection remained well secured in the top spot with more than 2,200 more citations than the second highest violation, Hazard Communication.

Watch our breakdown of the 2017 Top 10 OSHA Violations in our latest safety video below!

OSHA’s Top 10 Most-Cited Violations for Fiscal Year 2017

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements: 6,887 violations
    • Standard: 1926.501
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: 1 (6,906 violations)
  2. Hazard Communication: 4,652 violations
    • Standard: 1910.1200
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking 2 (5,665 violations)
  3. Scaffolding: 3,697 violations
    • Standard: 1926.451
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: 3 (3,900 violations)
  4. Respiratory Protection: 3,381 violations
    • Standard: 1910.134
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: 4 (3,573 violations)
  5. Lockout/Tagout: 3,131 violations
    • Standard: 1910.147
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: 5 (3,406 violations)
  6. Ladders: 2,567 violations
    • Standard: 1926.1053
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: 7 (2,625 violations)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks: 2,349 violations
    • Standard: 1910.178
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: 6 (2,855 violations)
  8. Machine Guarding: 2,109 violations
    • Standard: 1910.212
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: 8 (2,448 violations)
  9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements: 1,724 violations
    • Standard: 1926.503
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: Was Not Ranked
  10. Electrical – Wiring Methods: 1,530 violations
    • Standard: 1910.305
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Ranking: 9 (1,937 violations)

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