OSHA has released its preliminary list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations for 2009.
The number of violations in the top 10 increased almost 30% over the same time period in 2008.
The violations are:
- Scaffolding: 9,093
- Fall protection: 6,771
- Hazard communication: 6,378
- Respiratory protection: 3,803
- Lockout/tagout: 3,321
- Electrical (wiring): 3,079
- Ladders: 3,072
- Powered industrial trucks (forklifts): 2,993
- Electrical: 2,556
- Machine guarding: 2,364.
OSHA will update these numbers later in 2009. The preliminary list was released at the National Safety Council’s annual congress.