OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations List for Fiscal Year 2022

In the new year, make it your resolution to improve your company’s workplace safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its Top 10 most frequently cited standards for the fiscal year (FY) of 2022, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022. This list is a valuable reference to help companies identify common workplace hazards when reviewing their safety programs. Let’s look at the top 10 safety violations of FY 2022 according to OSHA:

OSHA’s FY 2022 Safety Violation Rankings

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (OSHA Standard 1926.501): 5,980 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (OSHA Standard 1910.1200): 2,682 violations
  3. Ladders (OSHA Standard 1926.1053): 2,471 violations
  4. Respiratory Protection (OSHA Standard 1910.134): 2,430 violations
  5. Scaffolding (OSHA Standard 1926.451): 2,285 violations
  6. Lockout/Tagout (OSHA Standard 1910.147): 2,175 violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (OSHA Standard 1910.178): 1,922 violations
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (OSHA Standard 1926.503): 1,778 violations
  9. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (OSHA Standard 1926.102): 1,582 violations
  10. Machine Guarding (OSHA Standard 1910.212): 1,488 violations

How Do the 2022 Rankings Compare to the Previous Year?

There are no new categories on this year’s list, but there has been a shift in many of the rankings from 2021.

  • Fall Protection – General Requirements again remains at the top of the list with 5,980 violations, a sizable jump from 2021’s total of 5,271.
  • Hazard Communication has moved up from number five in 2021 to number two in 2022 with 2,682 violations, an increase of 743 from 2021.
  • Powered Industrial Truck also jumped from number nine in 2021 to number seven in 2022 with 1,922 violations, 508 more than the previous year.
  • Respiratory protection has moved down the list from number two in 2021 to number four in 2022, with 91 fewer violations. While this is one promising statistic we can take away from the data, the 2022 list still shows that nine out of the ten categories have experienced an increase in violations from the previous year.

How Tyndale Can Help Prevent Safety Violations in Your Workplace?

Looking for ways to avoid safety violations in your workplace while gaining compliance with rules for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? Tyndale has you covered with managed programs that make it easy to provide arc-rated and flame resistant (AR/FR) clothing, arc flash safety gear, protective boots, FR rainwear, PPE safety supply items, and more to help keep your workers safe and compliant with industry safety standards and regulations. To learn more about how you can improve the overall safety in your workplace, take advantage of the free resources we have available within our online FR Safety Library and on our industry-leading blog. Plus you can always request a free technical consultation to help better protect your workers from arc flash and flash fire hazards.

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