This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the top ten cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2020, which runs from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.  The top three standards violations were fall protection, hazard communication and respiratory protection. Many of the following FY2020 violations have appeared on similar lists for multiple years.

  1. Fall Protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication Standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
  3. Respiratory Protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
  4. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
  5. Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
  6. Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
  8. Fall Protection–Training Requirements (29 CFR 1926.503)
  9. Eye and Face Protection (29 CFR 1926.102)
  10. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212)

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