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Top 10 Dangers On The Job

Here’s one Top 10 list that employers in Pennsylvania hope to never make.

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2012.

Inadequate protection against falls and insufficient warnings of job site hazards are the biggest problem areas, according to the DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Following is the complete list:

  • Fall Protection  (Total violations: 7,250)
  • Hazard Communication (4,696)
  • Scaffolding (3,814)
  • Respiratory Protection (2,371)
  • Ladders (2,310)
  • Machine Guarding (2,097)
  • Powered Industrial Trucks (1,993)
  • Electrical – Wiring Methods (1,744)
  • Lockout/Tagout (1,572)
  • Electrical – General Requirements (1,332)

Free Consultation With A Pennsylvania Workplace Safety Lawyer

Have you been injured on the job? Concerned about safety conditions at your workplace? Got a question about your legal rights as an employee? Call 877-763-2343 for a free consultation with an experienced Pennsylvania employment injury attorney. Or use this contact form.

Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., represents people and families in a range of job-related legal matters, including workers compensation, construction accidents, auto wrecks and workplace injuries.

Source: National Safety Council http://www.nsc.org/Pages/OSHA-Top-10-Violations-for-2012-announced-at-NSC-Congress–Expo.aspx

 

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