A New Entry to OSHA Top 10 Most Cited Violations
Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) release a Top 10 list of the most frequently cited violations for the fiscal year. It is very common for the list to stay the same year after year. However, a new entry has emerged in 2017.
Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) has joined the list at number 9 with a total number of violations of 1,724. While it may be a new entry, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust, is treating this with the same urgency as any other.
“Many of these violations were specifically related to training requirements and ensuring that a training program for each employee who may be exposed to fall hazards is established,” Kapust told Safety+Health Magazine. “Often, these violations occurred in the roofing, framing and residential modeling industries."
The following is the list of the most cited violations of the 2017 fiscal year