Each year, OSHA roll-outs a list of the 10 most often reported violations, which, for 2016, were put together by looking at the almost 32,000 workplace inspections performed by OSHA personnel. The OSHA top 10 violations for 2016 appears significantly similar to the list for 2015 along with the previous years. As OSHA says, “it rarely changes.”
OSHA top 10 violations for 2016 were:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication
- Respiratory protection
- Powered industrial trucks
- Machine guarding
- Electrical wiring
- Electrical, general requirements
Although this list would possibly not appear new, it is actually a good reminder of the challenges OSHA are going to give attention to in the course of its following inspection. As previously noted, the fall protection standards for general industry were just revamped to provide for better flexibility by enabling many different fall protection measures in various conditions, so companies may want to notify themselves these particular new alternatives.
Some other violations on this particular list frequently take place out of inadequate planning, communication, and/or training. By applying as well as completing better training and also communication, companies could possibly lessen the possibility of any number of the violations on this particular list.