Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2015
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds workers and industry of the need to address health and safety hazards in the workplace.
The fact that OSHA’s Top 10 List is so similar, year after year, indicates that core health and safety programs need to continue to be a priority emphasis for employers.
Recently, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) named its top ten most cited violations of 2015 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo. OSHA publishes this annual list to alert employers and employees about commonly cited standards so that steps can be taken to find and fix these recognized hazards.
This year’s list is very comparable to the lists released the previous several years by OSHA. The 2015 Top 10 Cited Violations List includes:
- Fall Protection
- Hazard Communication
- Respiratory Protection
- Industrial Powered Trucks
- Electrical Wiring Methods
- Machine Guarding
- Electrical General Requirements
“The fact that OSHA’s Top 10 List is so similar, year after year, indicates that core health and safety programs need to continue to be a priority emphasis for employers,” said Susan Ripple, CIH® and Chair of ABIH®. “Companies and institutions are strongly encouraged to look to the expertise of Certified Industrial Hygienists to help identify workplace hazards to protect workers and to address these and other safety issues. CIHs are trained to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control a wide range of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic stressors. Health risk analysis, hazard communications, work environments and industrial processes are all key components of the CIH® program. This comprehensive knowledge base can help protect the health and safety of workers, while avoiding costly OSHA violations.”
To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene®, Certified Industrial Hygienist® credential or to locate a CIH® to perform industrial hygiene services, please visit www.ABIH.org, email abih@ABIH.org or call (517) 321-2638.
About the American Board of Industrial Hygiene ®
Since 1960, ABIH®, a not-for-profit corporation, has been the world’s largest, premier organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH® is responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance and ethics enforcement. Currently, more than 6800 people are certified to use the CIH® designation.
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