OSHA's Top 10 Violations for FY 2020

PHASE Associates can help you avoid these Top 10 Violations, including others not cited and protect against fatal accidents in your workplace.

In fiscal year (FY) 2020, OSHA standards in violations were:
  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (1926.501); 5,424 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200); 3,199 violations
  3. Respiratory Protection (1910.134); 2,649 violations
  4. Scaffolding (1926.451); 2,538 violations
  5. Ladders (1926.1053); 2,129 violations
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147); 2,065 violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178); 1,932 violations
  8. Fall Protection - Training Requirements (1926.503); 1,621 violations
  9. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment - Eye and Face Protection (1926.102); 1,369 violations
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212); 1,313 violations

-Is it time for you to conduct a safety audit? 
-Are you current with your OSHA and safety training? 
-Are your written safety programs current and update-to-date? 

If you answered NO to any of these questions, contact us today to review your options!

Prioritizes On-Site Inspections

This Direction establishes a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure that employees in high hazard industries or work tasks are protected from SARS-CoV-2 (the virus), the cause of COVID-19, through inspection targeting, outreach, and compliance assistance. The goal is to significantly reduce or eliminate worker exposures to COVID-19 by targeting industries and worksites where employees may have a high frequency of close contact exposures.
On March 12, 2021, the enforcement response plan prioritizes the use of on-site workplace inspections or remote methods during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC COVID-19 Updates

Recent updates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) address changes in COVID-19 cleaning/disinfection recommendations. New research has found that the chance of being infected with COVID-19 from surface contact is 1 in 10,000. As a result of this extremely low transmission rate, the CDC now recommends that routine cleaning with soap or detergent, at least once per day, can substantially reduce virus levels on surfaces. When focused on high-touch surfaces, cleaning with soap or detergent should be enough to further reduce the risk in situations when there has not been a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 indoors. Cleaning Protocols for suspected or confirmed cases still require immediate cleaning and disinfection. 

Is your facility compliant with the most updated COVID-19 guidelines? 

PHASE Associates has extensive experience in COVID-19 compliance assessments. For more information, please contact Adam Schwarzenberg, CIH, CSP, CHMM at (973) 597-0750.
Employers Must Post Injury/Illness Summary 
Through April 30

Each year, employers are required to post a copy of OSHA Form 300A from February 1 through April 30. The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to workers are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer workers and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. 

Please contact PHASE Associates with any questions or visit OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information.
Learn more about our IH, IAQ, Construction, and OSHA/Safety assessment, survey or training services
May 3-7, 2021

OSHA created this event and is now partnering with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the National Safety Council, and the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE) to assist with this effort. 

In participation of the campaign, PHASE Associates provides OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour Construction Fall Protection, and Ladder Safety Training. 

For more information about our construction and general safety services and trainings, contact Ken Bickerton, CIH, CSP.
About PHASE Associates:
PHASE Associates offers a comprehensive range of environmental, health and safety services within Industrial Hygiene & Safety, Indoor Air Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Training, Construction & General Safety and Environmental Management/Hazardous Waste Operations. We customize a specific solution that is tailored specifically for you and your company.
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