OSHA’s Top Ten Violations for 2016


Each year, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration releases a list of the most frequently cited safety violations encountered during inspections. The preliminary list, released every October, accounts for the most common violations of the fiscal year to date.

Is your company following standard safety protocols? Check out the linked regulations to make sure your employees–and your firm–aren’t exposed to these most common health and safety risks.

This year’s top violations are:

  1. Fall protection 
  2. Hazard communication 
  3. Scaffolds 
  4. Respiratory protection 
  5. Lockout/tagout
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machine guarding
  9. Electrical wiring
  10. Electrical, general requirements