Tag Archives: osha violations

Safety Spotlight: Scaffolding

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Scaffolding can often pose unique and life-threatening hazards to workers.   The Common Use of Scaffolding There are few practices as ubiquitous to the construction industry as scaffolding. These temporary structures are typically used to aid in the construction and/or maintenance of buildings. Scaffolding (also referred to as staging) is […]

OSHA’s “Naughty List”: The Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Federal OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program was developed to focus on the worst safety violators.   OSHA’s Controversial Severe Violator Enforcement Program On June 18, 2010, federal OSHA implemented the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). According to the agency, the SVEP was enacted to, “more effectively focus enforcement efforts on […]

OSHA’s Top 10 List of Citations for 2018

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. OSHA’s top 10 list of violations for 2018 has been released, with one newcomer.   OSHA’s Top 10 of 2018 Sheds Insight on Common Violations Federal OSHA’s top 10 list of cited violations for 2018 was released in October at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas. […]

OSHA’s Top 10 List of Citations for 2017

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. OSHA’s top 10 list of citations for 2017 has been released, with one newcomer joining the group this past year.   OSHA’s Top 10 List: Repeating the Past Federal OSHA’s top 10 list of frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2017 was released in September at the annual National Safety […]

Cal/OSHA Citations Trending Upward

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA citations are on an upward trend recently as staffing issues are resolved.   Cal/OSHA Citations: Ramping Up Inspections Cal/OSHA citations have been on the rise over the past several years, and last year that number reached its highest point since 2008. The recession of a decade ago, which hit […]