For the 12th year in a row, Fall Protection – General Requirements violations are at the top of OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards.
OSHA announced its preliminary top 10 most frequently cited standards for fiscal year 2022 Sept. 20 at the National Safety Council’s Safety Congress & Expo.
Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the list.
Hazard Communication and Respiratory Protection took the number two and number three spots, respectively. In 2021, Fall Protection took the top spot followed by Respiratory Protection and Ladders.
“OSHA’s annual top 10 list helps define trends so safety professionals can find the appropriate solutions,” Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO, said. “Despite advancements in workplace safety, we continue to see the same types of violations each year. It’s more important than ever employers seek education and resources to keep their workers safe.”
The Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for FY 2022 are:
- Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,260 violations
- Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 2,424
- Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,185
- Ladders (1926.1053): 2,143
- Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,058
- Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,977
- Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,749
- Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,556
- Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,401
- Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,370
These numbers are for FY 2022 which runs until Sept. 30, 2022. The figures are preliminary and will be updated later this year.