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Most cited OHSA Violation | Fall protection again holds top


Most cited OHSA Violation | Fall protection again holds top  
Its ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection declared as most cited OHSA violation. The agency announced  in National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo.
Most cited OHSA Violation | Fall protection again holds top
Most cited OHSA Violation | Fall protection again holds top  



The National Safety Council and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have stated that the top 10 are as often as possible related to the violation of the well-being of the work environment during the 2019 Monetary year.

  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Lockout / Tagout
  5. Respiratory protection
  6. Ladders
  7. Industrial trucks
  8. Fall protection: training requirements
  9. Guarding of machine
  10. Personal protective and rescue/lifesaving equipment - Eye and face protection


Above these identified violations alerting employees to find a way to detect and resolve perceived risk control measures.

There are principles for the requirement of having fall protection according to 29 CFR 1926.501. These standards define the workplace requirements for fall protections.

  • Workers will be authorized to work on these surfaces just when the surfaces have the essential quality, structural integrity and adequate strength.
  • A walking / working surface of 1.8 m or more above a lower level must be protected against falls by using railing, safety net or individual fall arrester aid.
  • Any worker who erect a leading edge of 1.8 m or progressively above the lower levels protected against falls by using railing, safety net or individual fall arrester/protection aid.
  • If a handrail is chosen to protect against falls and a controlled access area has just been defined for the work at edge, the command line can be used instead of a handrail along the edge parallel to the main edge.
  • Each worker in a crane man basket/hoist/ cradle must be protected from a fall of 1.8 m or more at lower levels by railing or full body harness.
  • Each worker on a work surface must be protected against tripping or walking through openings in or through openings.


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