OSHA’S top ten safety violations

June is National Safety Month, so what better time to discuss safety awareness to help you protect yourselves and your teams. These are OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards in Construction from 2017. Make safety a priority on every jobsite in 2018.

Below is the Top 10 Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for Construction for the 2017 fiscal year.

  1. Fall Protection – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 1 – Number of Citations: 5,378
  2. Scaffolds – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 2 – Number of Citations: 2,644
  3. Ladders – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 3 – Number of Citations: 1,989
  4. Fall Protection – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 4 – Number of Citations: 1,353
  5. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and face protection. – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 5 – Number of Citations: 1,125
  6. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Title: Head protection. – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 8 – Number of Citations: 700
  7. Toxic and Hazardous Substances – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 6 – Number of Citations: 688
  8. Scaffolds, Title: Aerial lifts. – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 9 – Number of Citations: 629
  9. General Safety and Health Provisions – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 7 – Number of Citations: 603
  10. Fall Protection – FY2016 Top 10 Rank: 10 – Number of Citations: 556

(Note: The rankings and number of citations issued are current as of October 2, 2017.)

The top five remained in the same order as last year. There was some shakeup in the six through nine spots, but none of the standards from last year fell out of the top 10. It’s disconcerting that over half of the top 10 list deals with fall protection or working at height with scaffolding, aerial lifts and ladders since falls remain the number one cause of worker deaths in the construction industry. The fact that head protection and eye and face protection continues to make the list is also troubling since it is such an easy and inexpensive fix.

Americom is committed to ensuring each employee return to their homes and families safely every day and ensuring our customers that their jobsites are a safe working environment for everyone involved.

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