OSHA has released its top ten most cited violations of 2015. The similarities between this year’s list and prior lists are striking, indicating a consistent focus on certain violations. Other than a single position change between Lockout/Tagout and Powered Industrial Trucks, the list is exactly the same as in 2014. Employers should take extra precaution to ensure compliance with these issues. The 2015 Top 10 Cited Violations List is as follows:

  1. 1926.501 – Fall Protection
  2. 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication
  3. 1926.451 – Scaffolding
  4. 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
  5. 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
  6. 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout
  7. 1926.1053 – Ladders
  8. 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods
  9. 1910.212 – Machine Guarding
  10. 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements