Each year OSHA continues to cite the same safety violations, which stresses the importance of continuing to comply with workplace safety standards. Workplace hazards are not likely to be completely eliminated, but following best practices and guidance can help it’s possible to eliminate or minimize workplace hazards, reduce the risk of citations, and ensure your employees don’t end up becoming a statistic.

The following is a guide to the top 10 most violated standards of 2022 with quick tips and educational information on each standard.

Fall Protection – General Requirements remains at the top of the list for the 12th year in a row, followed by Hazard Communication and Respiratory Protection.

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  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,260 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 2,424
  3. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,185
  4. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,143
  5. Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,058
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,977
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,749
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,556
  9. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,401
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,370