Utility safety: OSHA Top 10 violations for 2013

Lineman safety: OSHA’s Top 10 violations for 2013 announced at National Safety Council Congress and Expo

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Chicago – OSHA fall protection and more: Once again, Fall Protection tops the list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s most-cited workplace safety violations. The presentation of the Top 10 was given before a crowded group of spectators today on the Expo floor at the 2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

“We appreciate our colleagues at OSHA sharing their most recent data as we look toward Leading Safety into the Future,” said National Safety Council President and CEO Janet Froetscher. “Today’s presentation reminds us that it’s very important to learn from the past and address these top violations to help make our workplaces safer.”

The preliminary figures for the FY 2013 Top 10 are:

Standard Total Violations
1. 1926.501 – Fall Protection: 8,241
2. 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication: 6,156
3. 1926.451 – Scaffolding: 5,423
4. 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection: 3,879
5. 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods: 3,452
6. 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks: 3,340
7. 1926.1053 – Ladders: 3,311
8. 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout: 3,254
9. 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements: 2,745
10. 1910.212 – Machine Guarding: 2,701

(Data Source: OIS Standards Cited Report Dated 9/13/13)

Special thanks to Grainger for making the Top 10 presentation possible. A full report on the Top 10 violations for 2013 will be published in the December edition of the Council’s Safety+Health magazine.

About the National Safety Council
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