OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2023

OSHA recently revealed its top 10 most frequently cited standards in the 2023 fiscal year using preliminary data. This information is valuable for businesses of all kinds, as it helps them identify common exposures that affect their workforce and gives them the information they need to plan their compliance programs.

For 2023, the top 10 most cited standards were as follows:
Fall protection—General requirements: 7,271 violationsHazard communication: 3,213 violations
Ladders: 2,978 violations
Scaffolding: 2,859 violations
Powered industrial trucks: 2,561 violations
Lockout/tagout: 2,554 violations
Respiratory protection: 2,481 violations
Fall protection—Training requirements: 2,112 violations
Personal protective and life-saving equipment—Eye and face protection: 2,074 violations
Machine guarding: 1,644 violations

Several standards changed positions from fiscal year 2022. For instance, “respiratory protection” moved down to number seven and “powered industrial trucks” moved up to number five. What’s more, “fall protection—general requirements” remained OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the 13th consecutive fiscal year.

Keep in mind that this data is preliminary and may be subject to change.
The content of this News Brief is of general interest and is not intended to apply to specific circumstances. It should not be regarded as legal advice and not be relied upon as such. In relation to any particular problem which they may have, readers are advised to seek specific advice. © 2023 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved. 
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