OSHA Top 10 Citations for 2019 and Preventing Injuries, Fatalities and Costly Noncompliance Penalties
The industrial hygiene professionals at Clark Seif Clark offer consulting, training and testing services to identify and mitigate occupational hazards and exposure risks.
Chatsworth, CA, December 9th, 2019 -- Protecting the health and safety of the U.S. workforce has improved over the years, but as recently as 2017, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 5,147 workers still died on the job. In addition, countless more were injured on the job or developed occupational diseases.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing “safe and healthful working conditions” for their employees. To protect workers, there are a number of OSHA regulations that are enforced by the agency. Each year, OSHA releases a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year to help build awareness of areas that need to be given more attention.
OSHA’s preliminary Top 10 list for 2019 includes:
1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (6,010 violations)
2. Hazard Communication (3,671 violations)
3. Scaffolding – General Requirements (2,813 violations)
4. Lockout/Tagout (2,606 violations)
5. Respiratory Protection (2,450 violations)
6. Ladders (2,345 violations)
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (2,093 violations)
8. Fall Protection - Training Requirements (1,773 violations)
9. Machine Guarding (1,743 violations)
10. Eye & Face Protection (1,411 violations)
“This list represents almost 27,000 citations issued by OSHA,” said Zahid Iqbal, MPH, CIH and Technical Director at Clark Seif Clark (CSC). “Each one can potentially be in the tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention the health and safety of numerous workers and even nonemployees that may have been in jeopardy. At CSC our industrial hygiene and safety professionals are available to assist with developing, training, implementing, managing, and assessing occupational health and safety programs for all types of companies and institutions. These services create a culture of workplace safety that has been shown to improve morale, raise productivity and significantly reduce costs.”
CSC also recently sponsored an educational video discussing OSHA’s Top 10 Citations for 2019 that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/s_kJ9jzKGRo
To learn more about this or other industrial hygiene, occupational, environmental, indoor air quality, health and safety services, please visit www.csceng.com, email email@example.com or call (800) 807-1118.
About Clark Seif Clark
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both public and private sectors address indoor air quality, occupational, environmental, and health and safety (EH&S) issues. CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to industrial clients, healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.