While the report covers general industry and construction, 4 of the top ten standards most cited this year were from the construction standards 29 CFR 1926. The others, from 1910, cover general industry. These rankings rarely change, as most of them highlight OSHA’ Focus Four: Falls, Caught-in or Between, Struck-By, and Electrocution.
The 4 construction standards that made this list: Fall Protection – General Requirements, Scaffolding, Ladders, and Fall Protection – Training Requirements were also the top 4 most cited construction standards from last year, as well.
With OSHA's new silica dust regulations becoming effective in September, it will be interesting to see if table 1 compliance respiratory protection from 29 CFR 1926 makes an appearance on the 2018 list.
The final report for this year is expected to be released in December.
- 6,072 violations
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
- 4,176 violations
- 3,288 violations
4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
- 3,097 violations
5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
- 2,877 violations
- 2,241 violations
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
- 2,162 violations
8. Machine Guarding (1910.212)
- 1,933 violations
- 1,523 violations
10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
- 1,405 violations
OSHA's new crystalline silica dust exposure regulations officially went into effect on September 23, 2017. Over the past 10 months, there has been plenty of confusion about the lung disease causing material. In the first 6 months after the effective date, OSHA's inspectors yielded 116 violations across the country.
Investigators are on the scene of a catastrophic explosion at a Texas construction project that killed 1 and has injured another 15 workers. The explosion occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System in Gatesville, Texas, which is being expanded.
[guest post] June is National Safety Month, and this week, the focus is on falls. As anyone who works in construction knows, this industry has some of the highest workplace accident and injury rates in the United States. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) ranks falls as one of their Fatal Four most deadly type of construction accidents.
Construction crews were preparing to replace window glazing on the 47-story tall Wellhouse na Leninskom tower in Moscow, Russia, when a cable snapped just as the window was about to reach the top of the structure
On March 15, 2018, a devastating pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto an open roadway below, killing 1 bridge worker and five motorists, as well as injuring 8 others. As was expected, investigations have been underway since the accident, which are expected to take at least several more months to complete
The Trump administration recently released its Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and, contained within it, is a series of regulations that federal agencies plan to either amend or eliminate.
Last November, OSHA issued a final rule that would finally allow them to enforce language, which has been in their standards since 2010, requiring construction crane operators to be formally qualified to operate the equipment. The first day of enforcement for that rule had been set for November 10, 2018, but the agency has recently proposed a new rule that would pull back some of the initial requirements.
Finding enough labor to complete jobs has been a problem for many companies in the construction industry over the past few years. Amid a construction “boom” in many areas, general and subcontractors are accepting jobs without enough people to work them, so some have turned to hiring “subs of subs” to supplement their work, a report published by The Tennessean says.