Top OSHA Violations

Construction equipment from Nation Wide LadderAs one of the most frequently cited standards in the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to protect construction workers who use construction equipment such as scaffolding in NH, MA, and across the country. Nation Wide Ladder knows how important it is to keep your crew safe and to avoid delays, and for that we’ve compiled some of the top cited violations OSHA delivered in 2015.

1) Fall Protection (6,721)

“This section sets forth requirements for employers to provide fall protection systems. All fall protection required by this section shall conform to the criteria set forth in 1926.502.”

2) Hazard Communication (5,192)

“The purpose of this section is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees.”

3) Scaffolding (4,295)

“Except as provided in paragraphs (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(5) and (g) of this section, each scaffold and scaffold component shall be capable of supporting, without failure, its own weight and at least 4 times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to it.”

4) Respiratory Protection (3,305)

In the control of those occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors, the primary objective shall be to prevent atmospheric contamination.”

5) Lockout/Tagout (3,002)

This standard covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or start-up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy, could harm employees. This standard establishes minimum performance requirements for the control of such hazardous energy.”

Luckily, when you come down to Nation Wide Ladder and purchase safety protection and scaffolding like Alum-A-Pole, our experts are happy to help you find all of the equipment necessary to comply with OSHA requirements and regulations. Keep your project on track and protect your employees by checking out our inventory online or calling us today at (800) 228-2519.