High OSHA violations? You've been warned

Earlier this month the Occupational Safety and Health Administration notified 14,000 employers across the country that their injury and illness rates were considerably higher than the national average.

The notifications come as a proactive step to encourage employers to take action now to reduce and improve safety and health conditions in their workplaces. Read the full OSHA press release.

“A high injury and illness rate is costly to employees and employers in both personal and financial terms,” said OSHA Assistant Secretary Foulke. “Our goal is to make them aware of their high injury and illness rates and to get them to focus on eliminating hazards in their workplace.”

As reported in a previous post, the top OSHA violations in 2007 included:
  • Scaffolding
  • Hazard Communication
  • Fall Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Electrical - Wiring
  • Ladders
  • Machine Guarding
  • Electrical - General


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