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December 29, 2016

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2016 2 of 10

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2016 2 of 10
By EC&M Staff | Electrical Construction and Maintenance

No. 2 Violation: Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication remained in the No. 2 position. The purpose of this group of rules is to ensure the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified — and that information concerning the classified hazards is properly transmitted to employers and employees. The requirements of 1910.1200 are consistent with the provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3. Unfortunately, this category had the largest increase in violations among the top 10, posting 485 more than last year’s total.

There were a total of 5,677 violations issued in this category.

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