Did you know.....

According to federal OSHA, the top 10 Most Frequently Cited Construction Violations in 2018 (as of Sept. 30, 2018):

  • Fall Protection - General Requirements (1926.501)
  • Scaffolding (1926.451)
  • Ladders (1926.1053)
  • Fall Protection - Training (1926.503)
  • Eye and Face Protection (1926.102)
  • General Safety and Health Provisions (1926.20)
  • Head Protection (1926.100)
  • Aerial Lifts (1926.453)
  • Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  • Fall Protection - Systems Criteria and Practices (1926.502)

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths, which explains the multiple violation categories. If you’re working to bring your safety program up to par, you can request a free safety consultation. Contractor in Washington? You may request free safety consultation by visiting here. If you’re an Oregon contractor, request free safely consultation by visiting here.

I have some personal experience with WISHA’s consultation program and the representatives were extremely helpful. I'd highly recommend it. Another advantage, in many cases, is a deferred scheduled inspection.