Tuesday, December 22, 2009

OSHA's Reports Working at Heights in Top Ten Violations for 2009 - Three (3) Times!

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.