October 31, 2023

OSHA Announces Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Standards for FY2023

For the 13th year in a row, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) indicated that citations related to fall protection topped their most frequently cited workplace safety violation list.

According to the preliminary list released Oct. 25, 2023 at the National Safety Council’s Safety Congress & Expo, the full list of top violations for the 2023 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2023, include:

  • General fall protection, with 7,271 violations;
  • Lapses in hazard communication, with 3,213 violations;
  • Ladders, 2,978;
  • Scaffolding, 2,859;
  • Powered industrial trucks, 2,560;
  • Lockout/tagout, 2,554;
  • Respiratory protection, 2,481;
  • Fall protection training requirements, 2,112;
  • Personal protective and lifesaving equipment, eye and face protection, 2,074;
  • Machine guarding, 1,644.

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