The Plexus Groupe’s Property and Casualty November Newsletter shares the Top 10 OSHA violations in 2018:
10. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection
This is the first appearance of this construction standard on the list.
Number of Violations: 1, 536
9. Machine Guarding
Inspectors cited machine shops and manufacturers for point of operation and for guards that were not attached to machines.
Number of Violations: 1,972
8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements
Employers lacked competent persons to provide training as well as no written certifications that the training occurred.
Number of Violations: 1,982
7. Powered Industrial Trucks part 2
OSHA inspectors found forklift drivers who were not certified. In addition, employers failed to recertify drivers every three years.
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.
Number of Violations: 2,812
A general industry standard, employers did not implement an energy control program or training.
Number of Violations: 2,944
4. Respiratory Protection
Fit testing, medical evaluations and respiratory programs were non-existent for employers who received this violation.
Number of Violations: 3,118
3. Scaffolds – General Requirements
Scaffolds were not properly decked, leaving holes where a worker potentially could fall through.
Number of Violations: 3,336
2. Hazard Communication
Failure to train and not maintaining data sheets led to this violation for many auto repair shops as well as hotels.
Number of Violations: 4,552
1. Fall Protection – General Requirements
Topping the list once again is fall protection. Roofing contractors failed to provide PPE.
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.