(Hi there! We've recently updated this article to include additional data and insights. Please click to read our new article about OSHA's Top Ten Violations List for 2016.)
Every year, OSHA releases its list of the ten most cited violations from the previous fiscal year.
They do it in two stages, actually. In October, they release a preliminary list, and then they release a second, expanded version of that list with more data later in the year.
As our friend Mr. Calendar makes clear, it's October, which means it's time for that initial list. And just like clockwork, OSHA's done it. They've released their "preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations" for fiscal year 2016. We got the news from the OSHA blog.
And also just like clockwork, we're getting that information to you as quickly as we can.
We've got the list for you below. We've also included links to additional webpages related to each of the commonly violated standards--the additional pages include free training materials, interactive glossaries, additional helpful information about the regulation and how to avoid violating it, free safety checklists, and more. We've also included some samples of relevant health and safety eLearning courses for each standard.
It's just the preliminary list, so there's not a lot of data to pour over. But there are a few things that catch the eye right off the bat.
And with that intro, let's get on with lists. We'll update the list with more information as OSHA releases it.
Click here if you want to look at the expanded data set and analysis from fiscal year 2015.
In order, here's the list:
We'll break them down in more detail, and provide helpful resources for each, below.
Here are the top ten citations, listed from the standard with the most citations to the standard with the tenth-most citations.
Here's a sample of our Fall Prevention and Protection e-learning course.
And here's a sample of our Hazard Communication e-learning course.
And here's a sample of our Scaffolding e-learning course.
For good measure, check out a sample of our Aerial Work Platforms course, too.
We've got a few samples for you here.
We've got four courses of interest here (at least).
Here is a sample of our Forklift Safety e-learning course.
Here is a sample of our Ladder Safety e-learning course.
Here is a sample of our machine guarding e-learning course.
We have several e-learning courses related to electrical hazards. Check out the samples below.
Arc Flash Safety e-learning course.
NFPA 70E e-learning course.
Electrical Safety General Awareness e-learning course.
Electric Shock e-learning course.
That's all we've got for you about this now. Like we said earlier, we'll update you when OSHA releases more data.
Once you're done checking out the list above, and the links to the associated resources and free training materials, download our free 42-page guide to Effective EHS Training and start doing what you can to cut down the number of violations at your workplace.