OSHA

OSHA releases its top 10 most common workplace injuries for 2007

OSHA annually reports the leading causes of workplace injuries during its fiscal year (October through September). This year, the 2007 “top 10” list of most frequently cited standards will look familiar — the top spots have remained relatively unchanged for the past three years. This stability is good news for risk managers and safety directors. It provides a compass as to where to focus your safety efforts to protect both employees and the bottom line.

Standard

1. Scaffolding (construction) – 29 CFR 1926.501

2. Fall protection – 29 CFR 1926.501

3. Hazard communication – 29 CFR 1910.1200

4. Lockout/Tagout – 29 CFR 1910.147

5. Respiratory protection – 29 CFR 1910.134

6. Powered industrial trucks – 29 CFR 1910.178

7. Electrical – 29 CFR 1910.305

8. Ladders (construction) – 29 CFR 1926.1053

9. Machine guarding – 29 CFR 1910.212

10. Electrical systems design – 29 CFR 1910.303

Written By: Jim Thibodeau