The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released a list of the most frequent violations in 2016 up until September 1st. A more comprehensive and full list will be released at the end of the year.
- Fall Protection - Nearly 7,000 falls have been reported during this calendar year and account for 40 percent of deaths in the construction industry.
Hazard Communications (HAZCOM) - During investigations, OSHA has found that training, data sheets, and programs fail to address hazard communications in the workplace. There have been 5,677 violations so far this year.
- Scaffolding - Scaffolding and fall protection go hand in hand when it comes to workplace violations. Improper assembly was the most noted violation with nearly 4,000 infractions reported.
- Respiratory Protection - Providing equipment is not just enough when it comes to air quality. Medical examinations and fit testing were often cited this year. There have been 3,585 violations this year.
- Lockout/Tagout - OSHA has found that the biggest infractions for Lockout/Tagout were proper training, nonexistent procedures, and regular inspections. Several fatalities have been recorded this year because of lockout/tagout violations. There have been 3,414 offenses recorded.