While the report covers general industry and construction, 5 of the top ten standards most cited this year were from the construction standards 29 CFR 1926. The others, from 1910, cover general industry.
#1 through #7 remained the same from 2017 to 2018. Machine Guarding and Fall Protection - Training requirements flip flopped at #8 and #9, while Eye and Face Protection took the # 10 spot from Electrical - Wiring Methods, which was #10 on last year’s list. It’s possible that OSHA’s new silica dust regulations have played a role in that increase, something that I predicted upon the release of the 2017 list.
The 5 construction standards that made this list were: Fall Protection – General Requirements, Scaffolding, Ladders, and Fall Protection – Training Requirements, and Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment - Eye and Face Protection. All but the latter were on the list last year.
Overall, each of the 9 standards that were also on last year’s list saw an increase in the number of citations.
The final report for this year is expected to be released in December.
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
9. Machine Guarding (1910.212)
More information: 2018 OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations | OSHA