OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for Fiscal Year 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed its annual list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal Year 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020.

OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses are still occurring in the workplace!

The Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standard Violations for FY 2020 were:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (Standard 1926.501): 5,424 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 3,199
  3. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,649
  4. Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,538
  5. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,129
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,065
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,932
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,621
  9. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,369
  10. Machinery and Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,313

Although multiple standards swapped positions, the Top 10 violations from FY 2019 to FY 2020 did not change and were evenly divided between construction and general industry standards. Ladders (1926.1053) climbed to a top-five spot, and Respiratory Protection (1910.134) rose to third from fifth. Additionally, Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the 10th successive fiscal year.

“In a year that was defined by the ongoing pandemic, workplace safety became more important than ever,” said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. “The OSHA Top 10 list reminds us why we must continue to focus on persistent safety risks as we navigate new challenges. These data help us pinpoint areas where we can improve so we can better prioritize workplace safety in the future world of work.”

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