Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2022
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released preliminary data in September for the top 10 most frequently cited standards in fiscal year 2022. The included data includes violations cited between October 1, 2021, and September 6, 2022.
OSHA publishes this list annually to help employers determine what areas they should focus on to improve safety in their warehouses.
It’s important to note that these numbers include only federal OSHA data, and state OSHA agency data is not included.
Highlights from OSHA's 2022 Violations Data
- The ten most-cited standards in 2022 remained the same as in 2021, although quite a few areas moved up or down in the rankings.
- For the 12th year running, Fall Protection – General Requirements was the most frequently cited standard, with twice the violations of any other category in the top 10 list.
- Hazard Communication jumped from fifth to second, with a 25% increase in cited violations.
- The biggest drop in cited violations occurred in Scaffolding, with a 19% decrease.
- Forklifts/Powered Industrial Trucks moved up two spots to number 7 with 1,749 violations. That is an increase from 1,420 in 2021.
Workplace Accident Prevention is Lower Than the Cost of Accidents.
Increased workplace safety results in:
- Lower workers’ compensation costs
- Fewer injury and illness rates
- Decreased workers’ compensation costs
- Fewer lost workdays
- Lower equipment damage and product losses
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