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Top 10 OSHA Citations for 2022 and Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico

Zimmetry Environmental provides industrial hygiene and environmental testing, consulting and training services to protect workers and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

For 2022, fall protection was the most-cited standard for the 12th year in a row and respiratory protection has remained in the top 3 over the last 3 years.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 4,764 fatal occupational injuries in the United States as recently as 2020. Sadly, millions more were injured or developed illnesses.

To protect workers, regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cover a wide range of potential hazards. These hazards can imperil worker health and safety, and by law, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.

To help improve workplace safety each year, OSHA releases a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The list is compiled from tens of thousands of workplace inspections conducted by OSHA staff. The preliminary list (preliminary data from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 6, 2022) of the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for fiscal year 2022 includes:

  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (5,260 violations)
  2. Hazard Communication (2,424 violations)
  3. Respiratory Protection (2,185 violations)
  4. Ladders (2,143 violations)
  5. Scaffolding (2,058 violations)
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1,977 violations)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1,749 violations)
  8. Fall Protection - Training Requirements (1,556 violations)
  9. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1,401 violations)
  10. Machine Guarding (1,370 violations)

“For 2022, fall protection was the most-cited standard for the 12th year in a row and respiratory protection has remained in the top 3 over the last 3 years,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “At Zimmetry, our industrial hygiene and environmental professionals help companies and institutions to optimize health and safety programs. We offer testing, monitoring, training and consulting services to identify and mitigate occupational hazards. These services safeguard workers and help to keep companies in regulatory compliance.”

Zimmetry recently sponsored an educational video about OSHA’s Top 10 List of Citations for 2022 that can be seen at:

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their industrial hygiene and environmental testing, consulting and compliance services, please visit, call (787) 995.0005 or email .

About Zimmetry Environmental
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.

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