Industry Spotlight

February 2nd, 2009

According to The National Safety Councils’ Magazine entitled “Safety & Health“; Scaffolding, Ladders and Fall Protection are three of the Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA categories. These citations are common incidents that range from blatant safety disregards to product misuse. Here is a list of the Top 10 Most Frequent OSHA Violations from 2008 which is taken from the National Safety Councils’ website (www.nsc.org).

Workplace Safety Compliance

OSHA’s 10 Most Frequently Cited
Violations of 2008

Including links to training programs available through the National Safety Council

(OSHA’s list covers the period of October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.)

TOTAL VIOLATIONS


Rank

Offense

Number Issued

1. Scaffolding (1926.451 )
Compliance Training:
Construction sites
9,511
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
Compliance Training:
Hazard Communication
6,662
3. Fall Protection (1926.501)
Compliance Training:
Construction sites
6,652
4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
Compliance Training:
Respiratory Protection
3,958
5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
Compliance Training:
Lockout / Tagout
3,955
6. Electrical Wiring (1910.305)
Compliance Training:
Electrical Safety
3,371
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
Compliance Training:
Powered Industrial Trucks
Coaching the Lift Truck Operator
3,262
8. Ladders (1926.1053)
Compliance Training:
Construction sites
2,902
9. Machine Guarding (1910.212)
Compliance Training:
Machine Guarding
2,862
10. Electrical (1910.303 )
Compliance Training:
Electrical Safety
2,741

http://www.nsc.org/resources/issues/compliance.aspx

These common violations and safety issues derived from scaffolding and ladder use can be solved by using an X-Deck Work Platform. The X-Deck combined the portability and ease-of-set-up that one would expect from a step-ladder with the safety and increased productivity that is commonly found in scaffolding. The X-Deck; “Simplifying Safety.

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