OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Violations in 2020

The National Safety Council has released its annual list of OSHA’s top ten most-cited regulations (for 2020). This year, the top ten includes some familiar incidents (each appearing the last three years) including fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding and logout/tagout (LOTO). In addition, we find newcomer near the top, respiratory protection, as major citation source. As many of these top violations are recurrent, OSHA consistently focuses on these high-profile hazards during on-site inspections.

The following regulations are the most-cited for OSHA’s “serious” classifications in Construction or General Industry:

Click here to view OSHA’s Most Cited Serious Classifications

The following list includes the top 10 “willful” violations:

Click here to view OSHA’s Most Cited Willful Violations

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