OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2016

By EC&M Staff | Electrical Construction and Maintenance

No. 5 Violation: Lockout/Tagout

Lockout/Tagout rules are vitally important for many different types of employees. Standard 1910.147 establishes minimum performance requirements for the control of such hazardous energy. This standard covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or startup of the machines or equipment — or release of stored energy — could harm employees. This category showed the second highest increase in violations, with 412 more incidents reported than last year.

There were a total of 3,414 violations issued in this category.

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