OSHA Announces Top 10 Safety Violations for 2022

September 22, 2022

Is your company guilty of any safety violations from this year’s top 10 list?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its preliminary list of the most frequently cited safety standards for fiscal year 2022. 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 employers and safety professionals about frequent citations and violations to help prevent their occurrence.

Notable among the list for 2022 is that fall protection remains at the top of the list for the 12th year in a row, followed by hazard communication and respiratory protection.

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Violations for 2022 according to OSHA:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Respiratory Protection
  4. Ladders
  5. Scaffolding
  6. Lockout/Tagout
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements
  9. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection
  10. Machine Guarding

OSHA will release more information on each type of hazard on the list in December.

Safety Programs Help Prevent Violations

Advancements in workplace protections, paired with a robust safety program, can help identify and prevent violations and reinforce worker safety. Learn more about how connected wearables, virtual reality, and observational training programs can enhance operations and assist in controlling losses.