Top 10 Most Common OSHA Violations


In fiscal year (FY) 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted a total of 32,408 inspections and cited U.S. employers with nearly $192 million in penalties. According to the Agency’s 2017 Enforcement Summary, over half (56 percent) of those inspections were unprogrammed, meaning they were conducted in response to an employee complaint, an immi­nent danger situation, an injury or fatality, or a referral. Programmed inspec­tions, which are designed to target high-hazard industries and establishments, made up the remaining 44 percent.


We’ve created this FREE infographic highlighting the top 10 most frequently violated OSHA standards for FY 2017 and the average penalty associated with each citation to help employers improve their compliance obligations and avoid common safety errors and costly fines.


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