OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations of 2012

Patrick Kapust, the Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, recently presented OSHA’s list of the 10 most frequently cited violations for 2012.

The list is immediately below. There are two links for each standard in the list. The first link will lead to you the standard itself on OSHA’s website. The second link will lead to a separate webpage created by Convergence Training that includes helpful information, useful links, and a free, downloadable, interactive glossary of all the terms that OSHA described in that regulation.

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501)

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)

3. Scaffolds (1926.451)

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)

5. Ladders (1926.1053)

6. Machine Guarding (1910.212)

7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)

8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)

9. Control of Hazardous Energy/Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)

10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)

And because we believe that “good safety is fun safety,” try your hand at the 10-question “Wheel of Fortune” game below. There’s one question from each of the frequently cited regulations. Play it here or, if you like it a lot, download it for free and have a copy of your own.


Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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