OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations of 2012

Patrick Kapust, the Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, recently presented OSHA’s list of the 10 most frequently cited violations for 2012.

The list is immediately below. There are two links for each standard in the list. The first link will lead to you the standard itself on OSHA’s website. The second link will lead to a separate webpage created by Convergence Training that includes helpful information, useful links, and a free, downloadable, interactive glossary of all the terms that OSHA described in that regulation.

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501)

2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)

3. Scaffolds (1926.451)

4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)

5. Ladders (1926.1053)

6. Machine Guarding (1910.212)

7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)

8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)

9. Control of Hazardous Energy/Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)

10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)

And because we believe that “good safety is fun safety,” try your hand at the 10-question “Wheel of Fortune” game below. There’s one question from each of the frequently cited regulations. Play it here or, if you like it a lot, download it for free and have a copy of your own.

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. He's worked in training/learning & development for 25 years, in safety and safety training for more than 10, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry OSHA 10 and 30, has completed a General Industry Safety and Health Specialist Certificate from the University of Washington/Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center and an Instructional Design certification from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), and is a member of the committee creating the upcoming ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 national standard on online environmental, health, and safety training. Jeff frequently writes for magazines related to safety, safety training, and training and frequently speaks at conferences on the same issues, including the Washington Governor's Safety and Health Conference, the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, the Wisconsin Safety Conference, the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference, and others.

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