Osha's Top 10 Violations

OSHA’s Top Violations in 2019

This preliminary data represents the top 10 most frequently violated OSHA standards from October 1, 2018, to August 15, 2019, and reflects only federal OSHA violations.

OSHA’s Top Violations in 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspects workplaces each year to guarantee safety in the workplace. In 2018, OSHA published a list of their frequently violated standards to encourage workplaces to be proactive and prevent future citations.

Effective Fire Safety Procedures

According to NFPA, over 18,000 fires were reported by mercantile and small business last year creating $852,387,668 damage and causing over 300 civilian injuries. This is causing concern for businesses regarding their action plan.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Identifying the Risk of Exposure Bloodborne pathogens, infectious microorganisms in the human blood, cause disease. Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are bloodborne pathogens. Workers are typically exposed to these pathogens by needlesticks or other sharp related objects. Many occupations involving workers such as first responders, nurses, housekeeping personnel, healthcare aides, and others are at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Color Codes for Workplace Signs

Visual Communication in the workplace is standardized by signs and color codes. OSHA and ANSI have identified safety colors for consistency in the United States. ANSI outlines 10 safety colors with specific applications for each in the ANSI Z535 safety sign standards guide and OSHA outlines two broad requirements for safety colors in its Standard for Safety Color Codes, 29 CFR 1910.144.