Tag: violations


OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations 2018

There was only one surprise when OSHA’s top 10 violations for 2018 were unveiled: PPE. Fall Protection – General Requirements Standard: 1926.501 Hazard Communication Standard: 1910.1200 Scaffolding Standard: 1926.451 Respiratory Protection Standard: 1910.134 Lockout/Tagout Standard: 1910.147 Ladders Standard: 1926.1053 Powered Industrial Trucks Standard: 1910.178 Fall Protection – Training Requirements Standard: 1926.503 Machine Guarding Standard: 1910.212 […]


Monitoring Enforcement Activity

I sometimes receive questions related to the number of inspections various types of facilities receive and average penalties which are assessed for violations. EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database is my favorite tool for collecting this type of data. It provides enforcement data for United States facilities regulated under the Clean Water Act […]


Are you controlling hazardous energy? Is your machine guarding effective?

We often hear complaints about “over-regulation” and the burdens placed on business by governmental rules.  Often the complaints are valid.  However, we don’t think that OSHA rule on controlling hazardous energy and machine guarding fall  into that category.  The consequences of getting that wrong are so high and so disastrous, we all need to be […]