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February 19, 2017

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2016 8-of-10

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

No. 8 Violation: Machine Guarding

As noted in 1910.212, one or more methods of Machine Guarding shall be provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards such as those created by point of operation, ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks. Examples of guarding methods include barrier guards, two-hand tripping devices, and electronic safety devices. This category saw an increase of 156 violations this year.

There were a total of 2,451 violations issued in this category.

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