[Infographic] Top 10 OSHA Violations – Now is the Perfect Time to Prepare for 2019

Jan 21, 2019

Every year, OSHA announces the top 10 safety violations in an effort to make companies more aware and to provide resources and help so that hazards can be addressed.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has a long history of improving safety in the workplace and ensuring that more workers go home safe every day.

Beginning in the 1970s, OSHA sought “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.”

Over the years, the cost of workplace safety violations has increased by over 78%, making it essential for all employees, contractors, and stakeholders to be aware of safety standards and changes that can help prevent violations.

Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace. While some violations tend to make the list year after year, there are a few changes. Fall protection continues to remain at the top of the list as it has for the past 5 years, further reiterating the importance of fall protection training and safety.

To dive into more detail regarding each violation, view the blog posts 2018 OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations Part One and 2018 OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations Part Two.

The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. For resources and safety tips, visit osha.gov.


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Training, outreach, education, and assistance are essential to ensuring the safety of each and every worker. In addition to monitoring the safety of workers, it’s also essential to monitor third-party contractors and suppliers to guarantee that they are safe, qualified, and socially responsible.

How can businesses better prepare themselves to reduce and alleviate these citations?

Ensuring that everyone who comes on site is safe, trained, and qualified to work is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of possible citations and OSHA violations. Many companies choose to outsource prequalification of contractors and suppliers to alleviate some of the administrative burden and guarantee that all contractors are held to the same standard.

For more than a dozen years, BROWZ has worked with the world’s largest organizations across more than 17 industries to implement supply chain prequalification and compliance programs.

BROWZ offers an efficient means to exchange and evaluate supplier data. Your entire business will be able to access a single repository of compliance information for all suppliers and contractors to help you assess your risk exposure, monitor compliance, and make informed supply chain decisions.

What’s more, we will independently assess the data submitted, and proactively work with your suppliers to update their information, as needed. To learn more about BROWZ and request a demo, click here.