Fall Protection Tops List of OSHA’s Safety Violations for 2015


ATLANTA — During day two of the 2015 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, OSHA’s top ten most-cited safety violations for 2015 were announced.

“In injury prevention, we go where the data tell us to go,” said National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman. “The OSHA Top 10 list is a roadmap that identifies the hazards you want to avoid on the journey to safety excellence.”

They are, with number of accidents:

  • Fall Protection: 6,721
  • Hazard Communication: 5,192
  • Scaffolding: 4,295
  • Respiratory protection: 3,305
  • Lockout/tagout: 3,002
  • Powered industrial trucks: 2,760
  • Ladders: 2,489
  • Electrical: 2,404
  • Machine guarding: 2,295
  • Electrical, general requirements: 1,973

 

The final report for 2015 will be released in December.