Top 10 most frequently prosecuted workplace hazards

The Top 10 most frequently prosecuted workplace hazards are as follows:

1.        Fall protection

2.        Hazard communication standard

3.        Scaffolding, general requirements

4.        Respiratory protection

5.        Powered industrial trucks

6.        Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)

7.        Ladders

8.        Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment

9.        Machinery and Machine Guarding

10.     Electrical systems design, general requirements

Training, diligence and proper safety equipment are instrumental elements to reducing workplace accidents and injuries, but when it comes to bringing workers home safe, it is not enough. Education is what takes workplace safety to the next level. 

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