OSHA’s first- and eighth-position violations in 2018 involve fall protection. There were 381 fatal falls in the construction industry during 20171 alone. Safeguard your workers. Prevent injury and death with planning, training and appropriate fall protection equipment.
Eye and face protection under personal protection equipment (PPE) is OSHA’s 10th most cited violation for 2018. Shield workers from hazards like flying objects, heat, splashes, vapors, dust and intense light with appropriate face protection and eyewear.
In third position, OSHA identifies general requirements for scaffolding. This includes all elevated, temporary work platforms. Follow safety standards and choose professional scaffolding solutions to guard against collapses, falling objects, electrocution and other jobsite dangers.
Lack of and improper use of respiratory equipment occupies OSHA’s fourth position for 2018 violations. Be familiar with the safety regulations that govern your industry and help keep your workers safe. Protect your workers with proper respirator masks.
Containment of hazardous energy, also known as lockout/tagout or LOTO, violations occupy fifth position. These safety measures protect against exposure to dangerous machines, steam and electricity. Stock and maintain lockout kits to protect your workers.
Violations involving chemical safety claim second position on OSHA’s list. Check your workplace’s precautions. Make sure you have proper chemical labels and correct safety data sheets for effective hazard communications that identify dangers and keep personnel safe.
Violations involving ladders were in sixth position for 2018. Working at heights is dangerous. Make certain your workers know how to operate step, platform, multi-position and extension ladders properly. Also, double-check that your business provides the right ladder for the job.