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Worker Safety Violations Fall Across the Board in Top 10 List

Sept. 26, 2017, 10:19 PM

Rules to protect construction workers from falls continue to dominate OSHA’s list of most commonly violated standards, although the number of violations dropped, the agency said Sept. 26 at the annual National Safety Council Congress in Indianapolis.

Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s enforcement branch, said there were 6,072 violations of the fall protection standard cited in fiscal 2016 as of Sept. 5, down from 6,929 in fiscal 2016. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

Preliminary violation numbers from last fiscal year fell across the board following years of dropping total inspection numbers, according to ...