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Top ten most commonly violated OSHA standards

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Last Updated: 07-24-2023
Last Updated: 07-24-2023
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Photo of OSHA manualThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, dictates certain workplace guidelines and standards that employers must meet. Of course, employers break these rules and fall short of these standards constantly, which is why there are so many workplace accidents in America.

Each year, OSHA publishes the standards that employers most commonly violated during the past fiscal year. The 2019 list was published in Safety and Health Magazine.

Below is OSHA’s top 10 list, which remained unchanged from the 2018 list. Numbers 1, 3, 6, and 10 on the list apply specifically to construction sites, while other items generally relate to employers.

OSHA’a Top 10 Commonly Violated OSHA Standards

  1. Fall Protection, Standard 1926.501
  2. Hazard Communication, Standard 1910.1200
  3. Scaffolding, Standard 1926.451
  4. Lockout /Tagout, Standard 1910.147
  5. Respiratory Protection, Standard 1910.134
  6. Ladders, Standard 1926.1053
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks, Standard 1910.178
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements, Standard 1926.503
  9. Machine Guarding, Standard 1910.212
  10. Eye and Face Protection, Standard 1926.102

Time and again, employers violate the same OSHA standards, putting their employees at risk. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2018.” According to the report, construction was the third most-dangerous occupation, following agriculture, fishing, hunting and mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction.

Contact a New York City construction accident attorney

If you have been injured on the worksite because of your employer’s carelessness or reckless actions, know you have a right to compensation. The construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP are prepared to represent you and win you the compensation you deserve. We handle scaffolding accidents. Crane collapses, unsafe worksite conditions, and more. We previously won $13,000,000 for a client who fell from a ladder and suffered a TBI. Let us handle your case so you can focus on your physical and emotional healing. Call our office at (347) 318-9604 to discuss your legal options today.

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