Spoiler alert! Not much has changed since last year.
Ladders and Powered Industrial Trucks swapped rankings and training requirements for fall protection bumped general electrical citations off of the top 10.
“Only” three of the top 10 standards cited are 1926, construction standards, however all of the standards on the top 10 apply to construction. I’m sure, as usual, construction site citations skew the top 10 list.
What can we learn from this snooze-fest of a repeat top 10 list?
Training and allocated resources must translate to correct use of equipment and application of concepts at the worker level. This is a tremendously loaded concept because it involves a healthy and functioning safety program and culture. As a safety consultant, I’d love to be able to bottle and sell safety culture to you, but I just can’t.
OSHA actually has a really great guide titled Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs that covers everything a safety professional, whether in-house or consultant, should implement for success. That guide is here.
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