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Top 10 OSHA Citations for 2023 and Resources to Protect Workers in Puerto Rico

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

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

For 2023, fall protection was the most-cited standard for the 13th year in a row.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 5,190 fatal occupational injuries in the United States as recently as 2021. Sadly, millions more were injured or developed illnesses on the job that same year.

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.

In an effort to 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 of the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for fiscal year 2023 includes:

  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (7,271 violations)
  2. Hazard Communication (3,213 violations)
  3. Ladders (2,978 violations)
  4. Scaffolding (2,859 violations)
  5. Powered Industrial Trucks (2,561 violations)
  6. Lockout/Tagout (2,554 violations)
  7. Respiratory Protection (2,481 violations)
  8. Fall Protection - Training Requirements (2,112 violations)
  9. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (2,074 violations)
  10. Machine Guarding (1,644 violations)

“For 2023, fall protection was the most-cited standard for the 13th year in a row,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “At Zimmetry, our industrial hygiene and environmental, health and safety professionals help companies and institutions optimize health and safety programs. We offer testing, monitoring, training and consulting services to identify and mitigate hazards in the workplace. These services protect workers and help to keep companies in compliance with OSHA and PR OSHA regulations.”

Zimmetry also recently sponsored an educational video about OSHA’s Top 10 List of Citations for 2023 that can be seen at:

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their industrial hygiene and environmental, health and safety 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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 Industrial Hygiene
 Puerto Rico
 Occupational Safety

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