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OSHA Releases Top 10 List of Safety Violations (2017)

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OSHA released its list in September of the 10 most commonly cited safety violations. 

The preliminary Top 10 most-cited violations for 2017 are as follows: (1) fall protection at 6,072 violations (29 C.F.R. 1926.501); (2) hazard communication at 4,176 violations (29 C.F.R. 1910. 1200); (3) scaffolding at 3,288 violations (29 C.F.R. 1926.451); (4) respiratory protection at 3,097 violations (29  C.F.R. 1910.134); (5) lockout/tagout at 2,877 violations (29 C.F.R. 1910.147); (6) ladders at 2,241 violations (29 C.F.R. 1926.1053); (7) powered industrial trucks at 2,162 violations (29 C.F.R. 1910.178); (8) machine guarding at 1,933 violations (29 C.F.R. 1910.212); (9) fall protection training at 1,532 violations (29 C.F.R. 503); and (10) electrical wiring methods at 1,405 violations (29 C.F.R. 1910.305).

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