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OSHA Top 10 Safety Violations for 2022

OSHA Top 10 Safety Violations for 2022

As they have in the past, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), Department of Labor released their Top 10 OSHA Violations at the National Safety Council conference in San Diego. 

The Top 10 has remained mostly unchanged, as reported by OHS Canada. Their full article can be found here. 

The list this year includes: 

10. Machine Guarding: 1,370 violations
9.  Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment: Eye and Face Protection: 1,401 violations
8.  Fall Protection – Training Requirements: 1,556 violations
7.  Powered Industrial Trucks: 1,749 violations
6.  Lockout/Tagout: 1,977 violations
5.  Scaffolding: 2,058 violations
4.  Ladders: 2,143 violations
3.  Respiratory Protection: 2,185 violations
2.  Hazard Communication: 2,424 violations
1.  Fall Protection – General Requirements: 5,260 violations 

The Hazard Communication standard can be found in 29 CFR Part 1910.12000 ( This part of the OSHA regulations includes creating an employee training plan, creating/maintaining Safety Data Sheets, and having container/workplace labels. 

According to OSHA, more than 32 million workers and 3.5 million workplaces are exposed to hazardous chemicals each year. The Hazard Communication Standard found in 29 CFR Part 1910.1200 is a “Right-to-Know” law. That means that employees have a right to know what they are exposed to and the dangers involved.  

Employers who create a Hazard Communication program that includes training, safety data sheets, and container labels empower employees to learn the hazards and take appropriate precautions.  

Whether it’s Hazard Communication or Ladder safety, employers and employees must work together to develop a safe environment for one-and-all. 

Need help with your Hazard Communication program? Contact us, we would be happy to assist. 

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Karrie Ishmael, CDGP

Karrie Ishmael has been with ICC since 1988. She has contributed to ICC's growth in various capacities, including customer service, sales, and marketing. In her current role as ICC's Senior Regulatory Expert and SDS author, Karrie conducts hazardous materials training classes in 49 CFR, IATA, IMDG, TDG along with OSHA and WHMIS hazard communication courses. When not training, she writes safety data sheets for customers to comply with North American and European requirements. She actively participates in many associations, including DGAC, COSTHA and is the former chair of SCHC’s OSHA Alliance Committee.

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