OSHA’s 2021 Top Ten Most Cited Violations

OSHA’s 2021 Top Ten Most Cited Violations

OSHA’s 2021 Top Ten Most Cited Violations

Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its . A few standards swapped positions, but ultimately the list is similar to previous years. Fall Protection – General Requirements has been the most frequently cited violation for the past 11 years. This list reminds school safety administrators and staff about the importance of remaining vigilant in your efforts to address these safety topics to prevent incidents and keep everyone healthy and safe.

2021 Top Ten Most Cited Violations

  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements
  2. Respiratory Protection
  3. Ladders
  4. Scaffolding
  5. Hazard Communication
  6. Lockout/Tagout
  7. Fall Protection - Training Requirements
  8. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment - Eye and Face Protection
  9. Powered Industrial Trucks
  10. Machine Guarding


The Importance of Training

Ensuring that every school employee is properly trained and up to date on safety standards and procedures can help reduce safety incidents and injuries. Training makes employees aware of potential safety hazards. Finding ways to reinforce training throughout the year can also help keep these important safety procedures top-of-mind. Additionally, maintaining proper training documentation can serve as proof that you’ve taken the necessary steps to avoid a violation, should an inspection come to that.

How Vector Training Can Help

How can you ensure your school or district doesn’t receive a costly OSHA fine? Our Online Training System and Safety & Compliance Courses for school staff, can help you deliver consistent training on important OSHA-related topics. Courses include:

  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Fall Protection
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Forklift Safety
  • Hazard Communication: Right to Understand
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Ladder Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout Energy Release
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Scaffolding Safety
  • Welding, Cutting and Brazing Safety Awareness
  • And more!


Specialized School Facilities Maintenance Courses

Training for your facilities and maintenance staff can be costly and hard to manage in the best times. Our Facilities Maintenance Course Library can help you properly train your team on how to safely perform preventive maintenance tasks and corrective repair at your district's facilities.


Training Management

Our Online Training System completely automates your staff training, saving you valuable time and money. Every employee training assignment and course completion is automatically documented in your system and is made available for compliance reporting in real-time.

Download our K-12 Course Catalog or Request a Demo to learn more.

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