OSHA has announced the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety regulations in fiscal year 2017. The top 5 standards remain the same as last year, with slight movement in the rankings of other standards. Employers should consider using this list as guidance for their workplace safety programs and their internal compliance audits.

Rank Violation Citations 2016 Ranking
1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) 6,072 None
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) 4,176 None
3. Scaffolding (1926.451) 3,288 None
4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) 3,097 None
5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) 2,877 None
6. Ladders (1926.1053) 2,241 +1
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) 2,162 -1
8. Machine Guarding (1910.212) 1,933 None
9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) 1,523 N/A
10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) 1,405 -1