The annual list of most-frequently cited OSHA standards was released this week at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in Indianapolis. Although the list looks pretty similar to years past, there has been some movement.

The general requirements of fall protection (1926.501) ranked first on the list again this year, as it did last year and the year before that. The top five categories, in fact, have held their positions for the past three years.

The hazard communication requirements (1910.1200) have held steady as the second-most-frequently cited set of OSHA standards.

The numbers associated with each category indicate the number of violations cited under each set of standards (see below). A final report will be published in the December edition of NSC’s Safety+Health magazine.

Where there’s smoke there’s fire.  These are the areas OSHA inspectors look hard at because they know this is where the most injuries occur.  Inventory your safety program and near misses for 2017 and see how you rank against the national data.

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