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OSHA Releases Top 10 Citations List for 2020 and Ways to Prevent Injuries, Illnesses, Fatalities and Costly Noncompliance Penalties

The industrial hygiene professionals at Clark Seif Clark offer consulting, training and testing services to identify and mitigate all types of occupational hazards and exposure risks.

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These citations represent threats to worker health and safety as well as costly fines for employers.

Protecting the health and safety of the U.S. workforce has improved over the years, but the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 5,333 workers still died on the job as recently as 2019. In addition to these tragic deaths, countless more were injured on the job or developed preventable occupational diseases.

To protect workers, there are a number of OSHA standards that are enforced by the agency. Each year, a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations are released. The list is meant to build awareness of areas that need to be given more attention.
The OSHA Top 10 Citations list for 2020 includes:

  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (5,424 violations)
  2. Hazard Communication (3,199 violations)
  3. Respiratory Protection (2,649 violations)
  4. Scaffolding (2,538 violations)
  5. Ladders (2,129 violations)
  6. Lockout/Tagout (2,065 violations)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1,932 violations)
  8. Fall Protection - Training Requirements (1,621 violations)
  9. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1,369 violations)
  10. Machine Guarding (1,313 violations)

“Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing ‘safe and healthful working conditions’ for all their employees,” said Zahid Iqbal, MPH, CIH and Technical Director at Clark Seif Clark (CSC). “These citations represent threats to worker health and safety as well as costly fines for employers. This is why CSC is dedicated to helping businesses and institutions comply with OSHA regulations. CSC’s industrial hygiene and environmental professionals assist clients across the country with developing, implementing, managing and assessing occupational health and safety programs.”

CSC also recently sponsored an educational video discussing OSHA’s Top 10 Citations for 2020 that can be seen at:

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About Clark Seif Clark
CSC was established in 1989 to help clients in both public and private sectors address indoor air quality, occupational, environmental, and health and safety (EH&S) issues.  CSC is a leading provider of these services with multiple offices along the western seaboard and southwest. The company believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to industrial clients, healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals.

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