OSHA recently reported the top three violations for 2009
- Scaffolding (over 9000 violations)
- Fall Protection (nearly 7000 violations)
- Ladders (over 3000 violations)
A quick look at the 2009 citations by OSHA show penalties often in the tens of thousands and into the hundreds of thousands for such violations (http://www.osha.gov). The government statistics do not show the impact to business, morale, or legal fees, litigation and the resulting settlements due to such violations and / or accidents that lead up to them.