OSHA’S “TOP 10” MOST FREQUENTLY CITED STANDARDS
Fall Protection Tops List for 11th Consecutive Year

October 15, 2021
OSHA’S “TOP 10” MOST FREQUENTLY CITED STANDARDS<br>Fall Protection Tops List for 11th Consecutive Year

OSHA’s 2021 preliminary “Top 10” list of most frequently cited standards was announced this week during the 2021 National Safety Council Safety Congress & Expo. Once again, Fall Protection – General Requirements tops the list, based on fiscal year 2021. This is the eleventh consecutive year that Fall Protection has topped the OSHA “Top 10” list.

Although some of the standards on the 2021 Top 10 list have moved in their ranking compared to last year’s list, the 2021 list includes the same ten standards that were included on last year’s Top 10 list. During his presentation of the preliminary list, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust said, “Employers need to make sure their employees are protected. The Top 10 tells us what OSHA is finding over and over again on a routine basis.”

OSHA’s Preliminary Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021*:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,295 violations
  2. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,527 violations
  3. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,026 violations
  4. Scaffolding (1926.451): 1,948 violations
  5. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) 1,947 violations
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,698 violations
  7. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,666 violations
  8. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,452 violations
  9. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,420 violations
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,113 violations

* Based on preliminary figures for fiscal Year 2021 — Oct. 1, 20

“Throughout the pandemic, workplace safety has become more important than ever,” NSC President and CEO Lorraine Martin said. “Although incredible advancements are made in safety each year, the OSHA Top 10 list reminds us that we must continue to pinpoint areas where we can improve so we can better prioritize workplace safety in the future world of work.”

With the release of OSHA’s Top 10 preliminary list for 2021, now is a great time for businesses to review their safety programs, update worker training, and implement procedures to ensure a safer working environment. HazTek offers Fall Protection training that provides participants with an overview of state-of-the-art technology for fall protection and current OSHA requirements. In addition, we offer a fully comprehensive line of services and solutions that are tailored to suit the needs of every company.

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Credit to: National Safety Council