Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2023

April 15, 2024
See which categories saw the most violations last year.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region 6 Administrator Eric Harbin presented OSHA’s Top 10 most frequently cited safety standards for 2023. Announced during the 2023 National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Congress & Expo, which took place from Oct. 20-26, 2023, the list remains relatively unchanged compared to past years.

For the 13th year in a row, Fall Protection – General Requirements secured the No. 1 position, with several other categories maintaining their 2022 position, including Hazard Communication (No. 2), Lockout/Tagout (No. 6), Fall Protection — Training Requirements (No. 8), Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment — Eye and Face Protection (No. 9), and Machine Guarding (No. 10).

However, it is worth noting that 2023 saw a significant increase of more than 7,600 total Top 10 violations compared to 2022, and no category saw its total number of violations decrease from 2022 totals. 

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