Report: Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2022

December 19, 2022

While workplaces across the country have introduced new safety guidelines and regulations in recent years to significantly reduce workplace injuries - down more than 60% since 1970 - workplace accidents are still a frequent occurrence in the United States, ClickSafety reports.

Moreover, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to cite the same safety violations year after year making it continually important to follow and comply with workplace safety standards. By adhering to OSHA standards and safety best practices, it’s possible to eliminate or minimize workplace hazards, reduce the risk of citations, and most importantly keep you and your team safe on the job.

Preliminary numbers for this year’s top OSHA violations were announced at the 2022 NSC Congress & Expo.

The Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations in the workplace for FY 2022 are:

Type and number of violations
  1. Fall Protection (General) 5,260
  2. Hazard Communication 2,424
  3. Respiratory Protection 2,185
  4. Ladders 2,143
  5. Scaffolding 2,058
  6. Control of Hazardous Energy(Lockout/Tagout) 1,977
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks 1,749
  8. Fall Protection (Training) 1,556
  9. Personal Protective Equipment 1,401
  10. Machine Guarding 1,370

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