Most Commonly Cited Violations by OSHA

For too many workers, the risk of injuries and deaths are an every day part of the job.  As a result of dangerous working conditions and injuries on the job, many agencies now govern workplace safety to regulate safety on the job.  Regardless, people continue to be injured, often as a result of employers that do not follow the law.  When there is a workplace accident, oftentimes OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) will perform an investigation into the root causes of the accident and take corrective measures.  OSHA recent released the list of the most commonly cited violations.  The top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards are:

  1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
  2. Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
  5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
  6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
  7. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
  8. Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
  9. Machines, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.212)
  10. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)

When people are injured on the job, it is important that the government, company and any other entity ensure that corrective measures so that it does not happen again.  The recent boom in the Eagle Ford Shale Oil and Gas Formation has led to a flurry of drilling activity, and unfortunately, this increase in drilling has translated to an increase in on the job accidents.  If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of an on the job accident, it is important that you have aggressive legal representation to represent your interests, explain the investigative process, and stick up for your legal rights.  The Workplace Accident Injury Lawyer at Hill Law Firm off free consultations if you have any questions.

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