The Plexus Groupe’s Property and Casualty October Newsletter shares the Top 10 OSHA violations in 2018:

This is the first appearance of this construction standard on the list.

Standard: 1926.95
Number of Violations: 1, 536

Inspectors cited machine shops and manufacturers for point of operation and for guards that were not attached to machines.

Standard: 1910.212
Number of Violations: 1,972

Employers lacked competent persons to provide training as well as no written certifications that the training occurred.

Standard: 1926.503
Number of Violations: 1,982

OSHA inspectors found forklift drivers who were not certified. In addition, employers failed to recertify drivers every three years.

Standard: 1910.178
Number of Violations: 2,294

Ladder use continues to be a problem in the construction industry. Inspectors found broken steps, use of top steps and ladders not being used as intended.

Standard: 1926.1053
Number of Violations: 2,812

A general industry standard, employers did not implement an energy control program or training.

Standard: 1910.147
Number of Violations: 2,944

Fit testing, medical evaluations and respiratory programs were non-existent for employers who received this violation.

Standard: 1910.200
Number of Violations: 3,118

Scaffolds were not properly decked, leaving holes where a worker potentially could fall through.

Standard: 1926.451
Number of Violations: 3,336

Failure to train and not maintaining data sheets led to this violation for many auto repair shops as well as hotels.

Standard: 1910.200
Number of Violations: 4,552

Topping the list once again is fall protection. Roofing contractors failed to provide PPE.

Standard: 1926.501
Number of Violations: 7,270

If you have questions about this newsletter or any of the OSHA safety violations identified, contact an insurance expert at The Plexus Groupe at 847-307-6100.

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