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OSHA Violations to Avoid in 2024

Posted by Kimball Midwest on January 4, 2024

Tags: Safety, OSHA

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration compiles a list of frequently cited standards to raise employer awareness about common safety hazards.


The compiled list of 10 standards below are behind common accidents in many workplaces across many industries. Kimball Midwest recognizes the importance of reviewing safety standards with customers to keep them safe and up and running to their maximum potential.


Each of the 10 cited standards is followed by the industry it was reported in most. While it might be easy to ignore a safety concern that doesn’t have your industry next to it, it’s important to review this list to avoid any accidents that could occur.

  1. Fall Protection (construction)
  2. Hazard Communication (general industry)
  3. Ladders (construction)
  4. Respiratory Protection (general industry)
  5. Scaffolding (construction)
  6. Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout) (general industry)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (general industry)
  8. Fall Protection Training (construction)
  9. Eye and Face Protection (construction)
  10. Machinery and Machine Guarding (general industry)

Running down this list and checking each part of your workplace is a great way to send your employees into the new year on the right foot.


This could mean checking all ladders are in working order, PPE items are up to date or doing a walkthrough of each area listed above.


While some of the cited standards above can be checked by employers, others might need a little more time to help prevent accidents.


For example, hazard communication, use of industrial equipment or using guards for machinery will take more of a look over to make sure everything is operating correctly. These cited standards need reviewed by the whole team to refresh their proper uses.


A review of these cited standards through operation checks or safety refreshes with your whole team at the beginning of the year will help your business stay ahead of the game with employees knowing all safety practices.


In addition to the cited OSHA standards above, you could review safety practices with employees on a variety of equipment, as well. Kimball Midwest sales representatives can even give your team a safety seminar!


So, as we start 2024, make sure you, your team and business are ready to take on the new year with safety best practices. Avoiding accidents is a best-case scenario for everyone.


If you are interested to learn how Kimball Midwest can help your business become safer, reach out to your sales representative. If you do not have a sales rep, we can help you Find a Rep!

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