A Serious Top 10


Every October, OSHA releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. The list rarely changes; included this year are:

  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

OSHA and the BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene have plentiful, excellent safety resources.  Also, see the OMA 2017 schedule of safety webinars and visit the OMA video Library (login to My OMA to access) for lots of recorded safety content.  10/19/2016