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OSHA Releases Top 10 Most Cited Injuries of 2021

OSHA released preliminary data for the top 10 most-cited standards in fiscal year 2021. The data includes violations cited between Oct. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021.

What Were OSHA’s Top Cited Standard Violations Last Year?

Topping the charts were Fall Protection and Respiratory Protection violations. At Tri State, we’re overly cautious when it comes to both our employees and customers’ health and safety. That’s why we provide our technicians with the most up-to-date hazard communications training and arrive to every job prepared with the right tools, PPE and equipment.

The Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for FY 2021 are:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,295 violations
  2. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,527
  3. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,026
  4. Scaffolding (1926.451): 1,948
  5. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 1,947
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,698
  7. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,666
  8. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,452
  9. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,420
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,113

A more in-depth analysis of the Top 10 violations for 2021 will be published in the December edition of Safety+Health magazine, a National Safety Council publication. Image source: https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/

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