OSHA Top Ten Violations for 2014

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OSHA just released its list of the top ten most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014.

The 2014 list includes all the same all the same standards as last year’s list, and the four standards at the top of the list appear in the same order that they did last year, too.

The biggest “riser” was lockout/tagout (1910.147), which checked in at #8 last year but jumped up to #5 this year.

We’ve got the full list for you below. For each common violation, we’ve given a link to the regulation, a link to our related e-learning course(s), and a link to a special page of informational resources and training freebies for you. Check ’em all out.

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OSHA’s Top Ten Violations for 2014

Here’s the list, from most violated to tenth-most-violated.

Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,143 violations

The Standard: Fall Protection

Our Course(s): Fall Prevention and Protection

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Fall Protection Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,161 violations

The Standard: Hazard Communication

Our Course(s): Hazard Communication 2012 (GHS), Hazard Communication 1994, Chemical Hazards (for mines)

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Hazard Communication Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,029 violations

The Standard: Scaffolding

Our Course(s): Supported Scaffolding Safety

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Scaffolding Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,223 violations

The Standard: Respiratory Protection

Our Course(s): Respirators

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Respiratory Protection Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 2,704 violations

The Standard: The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

Our Course(s): Lockout/Tagout

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Lockout/Tagout Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,662 violations

The Standard: Powered Industrial Trucks

Our Course(s): Forklift Safety

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Powered Industrial Trucks Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Electrical, Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 2,490 violations

The Standard: Electrical, Wiring Methods

Our Course(s): Electric Shock, Electrical Safety General Awareness, Arc Flash Safety

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Electrical, Wiring Methods Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,448 violations

The Standard: Stairways and Ladders

Our Course(s): Ladder Safety

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Ladders Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,200 violations

The Standard: Machinery and Machine Guarding

Our Course(s): Machine Guarding

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Machine Guarding Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

Electrical, General Requirements (1910.303) – 2,056 violations

The Standard: Electrical, General Requirements

Our Course(s): Electric Shock, Electrical Safety General Awareness, Arc Flash Safety

Our Information and Training Resources Page: Electrical, General Requirements Information and Training Resources from Convergence Training

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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