2023 OSHA Top 10 Citations List

October 26, 2023

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revealed the most frequently cited safety standards for fiscal year 2023 – and Fall Protection has landed on top of the list for the 13th year.

The annual list, announced at this year’s National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo, is determined from worksite inspections throughout the year and aims to alert and inform employers and safety professionals about frequent citations and violations to help prevent future reoccurrences.

The top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Violations for 2023, according to OSHA:

  • Fall Protection – General Requirements
  • Hazard Communication
  • Ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Fall Protection – Training Requirements
  • Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection
  • Machine Guarding

OSHA will release more information on each hazard in the December issue of Safety + Health magazine.

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