Monday, March 7, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Top 10 Safety Violations of 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published its Top 10 list of the most frequently cited workplace safety violations. Staying in compliance with the latest safety regulations can avoid serious workplace injuries and save lives. The list helps identify common hazards to avoid in an ongoing effort towards establishing safer work environments. The following is the list for 2015: Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,721 violations Be sure to equip all employees who work at heights with proper fall protection gear that is in compliance with OSHA safety standards. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,192 violations Identify and evaluate chemical hazards present in the workplace and provide employees with pertinent information. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,295 violations Follow latest guidelines in order to protect employees working on or near scaffolding. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,305 violations Always use the proper respirators to help protect em

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