Industrial Safety / Materials Handling

Perspective: OSHA's most frequent violations and how you can address them

By Jary Winstead, Work Safety Services, for Pallet Enterprise

Jun 04, 2018

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The top 10 violations recorded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - among them violations related to lockout/tagout, machine guarding, and powered industrial trucks - are fairly similar from 2015 to 2017. And the reason is that these are often-ignored trouble spots. Without a doubt, the most common noncompliances that I see are the employer has no written safety program required to meet the basic requirements of the standard, has failed to provide adequate relevant safety training, or has not enforced the standard.

As an employer, you must have written safety programs specific to the OSHA standards that are relevant to your industry, and the job tasks in your workplace.

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