OSHA has released a top 10 list of the most frequently cited construction hazards for 2013, in effort to improve transparency and help the construction industry avoid extremely costly penalties (up to $70,000 for willful and repeat violations.) Of note, OSHA seems to be following through on promises to prioritize fall protection. The most and second-most common citations were: fall protection in residential construction and training in the safe use of ladders, respectively. Fall protection in residential construction has been the number one most cited violation since 2007.
Read the full list from AMAXX Workers’ Comp Resource Center here.