10 Most Cited OSHA Violations 2019

The 2019 OSHA violations list was presented at the NSC 2019 Safety Conference and Expo. It covered a citation period between Oct. 1, 2018 and Aug. 15, 2019. Of interest is that the Top Ten list of most frequent citations is evenly split between General Industry (1910) and Construction (1926). Five of the most frequent violations are applicable to our General Industry precision machining shops, as presented at the NSC 2019 conference.

Most Cited Violations of 2019
1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (1926.501) 6,010
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) 3,671
3. Scaffolding - General Requirements (1926.451) 2,813
4. Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) 2,606
5. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) 2,450
6. Ladders (1926.1053) 2,345
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) 2,093
8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) 1,773
9. Machine Guarding– General Requirement (1910.212) 1,743
10. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102) 1,411