OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2015

Breaking News from NSC: OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for FY 2015

Patrick Kapust NSCAt the 2015 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor.

“In injury prevention, we go where the data tell us to go,” said National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. “The OSHA Top 10 list is a roadmap that identifies the hazards you want to avoid on the journey to safety excellence.”

The top 10 safety violations for FY 2015 are:

  1. Fire Protection (1926.501) — 6,721
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) — 5,192
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451) — 4,295
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) — 3,305
  5. Lockout’Tagout (1910.147) — 3,002
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) — 2,760
  7. Ladders (1926.1053) — 2,489
  8. Electrical — Wiring Methods (1910.305) — 2,404
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212) — 2,295
  10. Electrical — General Requirements (1910.303) — 1,973