Top 10 OSHA Violations – How Carroll Technologies Group Can Help to Prevent Health and Safety Hazards in Industrial Settings
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces regulations aimed at maintaining safe and healthy working conditions in the United States.
Each year, the agency highlights areas of concern by compiling a list of its top 10 most frequently cited violations. This list serves as a useful tool for employers and workers alike, as it provides insight into the most common hazards faced in the workplace and underscores the importance of adhering to safety regulations.
Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2022
Fall Protection in Construction
OSHA Standard: Duty to have Fall Protection
Standard Number: 1926.501
Number of Violations: 5,260
Falls are a major cause of serious injury and death in industrial applications within the United States. OSHA regulations require employers to take appropriate measures to prevent falls. Carroll Technologies Group’s fall protection equipment products includes a range of harnesses, lanyards and personal fall limiters to help keep employees safe.
Hazard Communication in All Industries
OSHA Standard: Hazard Communication
Standard Number: 1910.1200
Number of Violations: 2,424
Hazard communication regulations require employers to inform workers about potential hazards and provide training on how to handle them safely. This includes maintaining a written hazard communication program, labeling containers, and providing access to safety data sheets. Carroll Technologies Group supplies customized warning and safety signage to keep workers and site visitors alike safe and informed.
Respiratory Protection in All Industries
OSHA Standard: Respiratory Protection
Standard Number: 1910.134
Number of Violations: 2,185
Exposure to hazardous substances, such as fumes, dust, or chemicals, can cause serious respiratory problems, and OSHA requires employers to provide appropriate respiratory protection and training to workers. Carroll Technologies Group provides a range of self-contained self rescuers (SCSR) and respirators for the protection of employees. We also supply gas detection equipment and dust suppression solutions for protecting workers in potentially dangerous working conditions.
Ladders in Construction
OSHA Standard: Ladders
Standard Number: 1926.1053
Number of Violations: 2,143
Ladders can pose a hazard in the construction industry, and OSHA regulations require employers to provide safe ladders capable of sustaining the required load, and training on how to use them correctly. Our range of MSA products includes the MSA Latchways© Vertical Ladder Lifeline Kits, designed to provide a safe means of hands-free climbing and working on vertical fixed ladders using a range of brackets and clamps. The ladder lifeline kits comply with OSHA standards and regulations for fall protection when working on ladders.
Scaffolding in Construction
OSHA Standard: Scaffolds – General Requirements
Standard Number: 1926.451
Number of Violations: 2,058
Scaffolding can be unstable and pose a serious hazard to workers, and OSHA regulations require employers to provide safe and secure scaffolding capable of supporting its own weight and at least 4 times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to it, as well as proper access and fall protection.
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) in All Industries
OSHA Standard: The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Standard Number: 1910.147
Number of Violations: 1,977
Lockout/tagout regulations require employers to establish procedures for controlling hazardous energy during maintenance and repair work during the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment to prevent workers from being injured by the accidental release of stored energy. Carroll Technologies supplies a range of lockout/tagout products to keep employees safe when servicing or performing maintenance on electrical equipment. Our NMC range includes lockout kits, lockout boxes, electrical and pneumatic lockout devices and accessories and safety signage.
Powered Industrial Trucks in All Industries
OSHA Standard: Powered Industrial Trucks
Standard Number: 1910.178
Number of Violations: 1,749
Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks can cause serious accidents if not used properly. OSHA has set out strict safety requirements to ensure the safety of personnel across all industries. Carroll Technologies Group works with some of the most innovative companies to provide customizable collision avoidance technology to help protect workforces from serious injury from collisions. We also supply Buggy Whip LED safety whips to improve visibility of moving vehicles in all terrains and working conditions. The Buggy Whip brand has expertly designed the safety whips to easily identify vehicles and equipment in industrial environments.
Fall Protection – Training Requirements in Construction
OSHA Standard: Training requirements
Standard Number: 1926.503
Number of Violations: 1,749
OSHA requires employers to provide fall protection training to workers in the construction industry, to ensure that they understand how to use fall protection systems correctly and avoid hazards.
Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment
OSHA Standard: Eye and Face Protection
Standard Number: 1926.102
Number of Violations: 1,749
Employers must ensure that workers have access to and use appropriate eye or face protection. Carroll’s range of personal protective equipment (PPE) includes a range of hard hats, safety glasses and face shields to safeguard against dangers such as flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases and vapors.
Machine Guarding in All Industries
OSHA Standard: General Requirements for All Machines
Standard Number: 1910.212
Number of Violations: 1,370
Machine guarding is important to prevent workers from being injured by moving parts on machinery. OSHA’s standards state that employers must provide appropriate machine guarding and train workers on safe machine operation. Carroll Technologies supplies all Belt Conveyor Guarding machine safety guards, including pump guards, conveyor guards, v-belt guards and much more to keep employees safe in danger zones. Our range of machine guards, railings and handrails are made to measure and can be retrofitted to existing bulk handling equipment. All solutions are compliant with OSHA, MSHA and CSA standards.
Improving Employee Health and Safety in Industrial Settings
It is important for employers to be aware of these common violations and have a responsibility for ensuring that their workplaces are in compliance with OSHA regulations, to help to reduce the risk of accidents, injuries, and fatalities and create a safer and healthier work environment for employees.
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