Thursday, October 20, 2005

OSHA's 'Top 10 List' Points to Priority of Fatal Falls Hazards

Falls continue to be a top safety hazard ...

"For many years, the General Requirements for Scaffolding rule has been by far OSHA's most violated standard, and this year the agency has issued even more citations for the rule than last year, according to an analysis of data presented by OSHA and the National Safety Council (NSC).

Enforcement of Scaffolding (1910.451) is likely to remain a high OSHA priority, as violations of the rule can lead to fatal workplace falls. Fatal falls shot up 17 percent in 2004 – the highest annual total every reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in its annual fatality census.

This year, as last year, Fall Protection, general requirements, was the third-most frequently violated OSHA standard and the number of violations in 2005 shot up more than 15 percent from last year, another possible indication of how seriously OSHA takes fall hazards. The data also may suggest that fall hazards remain all-too common in the U.S. workplace."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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