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Top 10 OSHA Safety Violations Make Big Jump in 2013

Construction Safety small 300x208 Top 10 OSHA Safety Violations Make Big Jump in 2013A year ago, we reported on the  top 10 OSHA safety violations for 2012. A year later, the number of OSHA safety violations is up 46%. While the list of common violations remains largely intact, many have moved up or down the list. Most importantly, every violation in the top 10 earned more citations than the previous year.

Here’s the top 10 OSHA safety violations for 2013. Click on each to see OSHA’s recommendations for safe operation and compliance.

1. Fall Protection  (code: 29 CFR 1926.501)

Up 14% to 8,241 violations
2012 Rank: 1

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Top 10 OSHA Violations

 Top 10 OSHA ViolationsOSHA violations can be a costly mistake. The incidents that may result from them can be worse. Last week’s infographic about construction site accidents looked at the frequency, nature and costs of reported incidents. We believe that 100% of construction site accidents are avoidable, and following OSHA’s standards and codes to the letter is a good start.

The top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations for 2012 were:

  1. Fall Protection (code: 1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (code: 1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolds (code: 1926.451)
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Infographic: Construction Site Accident Statistics

Despite efforts by the industry and OSHA, injuries and even fatalities are still frequent occurrences on construction sites. We found this infographic from Same Day Steel Deck that sheds light on construction site accidents with eye-opening statistics.

When it comes to construction site safety, it’s essential to understand the risks and plan carefully. The infographic is a good place to start, along with these helpful articles.

- Planning Ahead to Prevent Construction Site Accidents

- Understanding and Evaluating Hazard Recognition and Tolerance

3 Construction Accident Statistics Infographic: Construction Site Accident Statistics
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