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OSHA’s Top Ten Violations for 2006 — More of the Same

by Hal on October 25, 2006

in PM practice, Safety, construction, lean

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Construction safety needs to be everyone's concern working in the industry. Great strides have been made by many companies. Yet people are being injured in roughly the same numbers as they have been for the last 15 years. OSHA issued these violations1 in the year ending September 2006:

  1. Scaffolding, General Requirements (7895 violations)
  2. Duty to Have Fall Protection (5746 violations)
  3. Hazard Communication (5586 violations)
  4. Respiratory Protection (3410 violations)
  5. Lockout/Tagout (3068 violations)
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (2582 violations)
  7. Electrical, Wiring Methods, Components, and Equipment for General Use (2396 violations)
  8. Machine Guarding, General Requirements (2296 violations)
  9. Ladders (2115 violations)
  10. Electrical, General Requirements (1791 violations)

Trenching hazards, while not on this list represent an additional big problem for the industry. There is something you can do. Use the Last Planner System®2 on your project. Anecdotal evidence suggests safety incidents will fall by 30%.

  1. BLR statistics [ ⇑ back ]
  2. The Last Planner System is a registered trademark of the Lean Construction Institute. [ ⇑ back ]

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1 OSHA ten December 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm

This is great! I have been looking for the 2010 OSHA’s top 10 violations list for over a month. It comes as no surprise to me that scaffolding is still #1. Another great resource I’ve come across is OSHA 30 which is great. Keep up the good work.

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