OSHA Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2009

safety-violationsIn the National Safety Council annual congress and expo, OSHA has revealed the preliminary top 10 most-frequent workplace safety violations for 2009, as published by prnewswire recently. It is very interesting to attend to this report.

It was reported that an increasing of 30% of workplace safety violations, compared with the same time period in 2008. Let’s see the most-frequent top 10 workplace safety violations. 

1. Scaffolding – 9,093 violations

2. Fall Protection – 6,771 violations

3. Hazard Communication – 6,378 violations

4.Respiratory Protection – 3,803 violations

5. Lockout-Tag Out – 3,321 violations

6. Electrical (Wiring) – 3,079 violations

7. Ladders – 3,072 violations

8. Powered Industrial Trucks – 2,993 violations

9. Electrical – 2,556 violations

10. Machine Guarding – 2,364 violations

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