OSHA recently announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2014. The Top 10 list remains virtually unchanged from years prior.  For FY 2015, employers should  spend some extra time reviewing their workplace safety programs under the Top 10 most frequently cited standards to ensure their compliance with the OSHA requirements.  A focus on the employer’s obligations under these standards will go a long way in reducing its chances of receiving OSHA citations in the future.

 The Top 10 cited violations for FY 2014, including the number of citations issued are:

  1. Fall protection (§ 1926.501) – 6,143
  2. Hazard Communication (§ 1910.1200) – 5,161
  3. Scaffolding (§ 1926.451) – 4,029
  4. Respiratory Protection (§ 1910.134) – 3,223
  5. Lockout/Tagout (§ 1910.147) – 2,704
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (§ 1910.178) – 2,662
  7. Electrical – Wiring Methods (§ 1910.305) – 2,490
  8. Ladders (§ 1926.1053) – 2,448
  9. Machine Guarding (§ 1910.212) – 2,200
  10. Electrical – General Requirements (§ 1910.303) – 2,056