Most Common OSHA Violations for 2011
The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” OSHA will inspect work sites randomly, or following a complaint or an accident. OSHA recently released the top ten most common violations at work sites in 2011:
- Scaffolding issues
- Lack of fall protection
- Failure to implement hazard communication
- Lack of respiratory protection
- Lack of lockout/tagout equipment
- Issues surrounding electrical wiring
- Issues with training for powered, industrial trucks
- Hazards regarding ladders
- Problems with electrical system design
- Lack of machine/belt guarding
If you notice any of these issues at your work place, notify management or your union steward immediately. If they do not take corrective measures, do not hesitate to contact OSHA yourself; you are protected from any retaliation. Contact our office today if you have been injured on the job and need to file for workers comp.
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus workers comp attorneys.